**Physics
756 Sepcial Topics in Biophysics****
2015**

Dr Paul Higgs

**Percolation etc**

Powerpoint slides on percolation: PPT

Powerpoint slides on growth models: PPT

Berkowitz and Ewing 1998 - Percolation theory and Network modelling applications in soil physics

**Quasispecies**** **

Notes on Quasispecies

Eigen et al Quasispecies Theory

Bull et al Quasispecies made simple

Harris & Chen Review of Quasispecies and Hypercycles

**Game Theory**

Game Theory Lecture notes

Cooperation Lecture Notes

Five Rules about evolution of cooperation (Nowak)

Cooperation in the RNA World (Higgs)

**Schedule for Presentations**

**Tue 10th March - **

(a)
Michael - Evolutionary stability of minimal mutation rates - Birch2015

(b)
Gordon - Reed-Frost model of epidemics - Fox1971

**Fri 13th March** -

(a)
Markus - Genetic drift in an expanding population

(b)
Rick - Growth of amyloid fibrils

**Tue 17th March** -

(a)
Solomon - Evolution in a changing environment - adaptive evolution

(b)
Adam - Plaque formation

**Fri 20th March **-

(a)
Raphael - Learning v. Evolutionary strategies in the War of Attrition

**Miscellaneous Papers**

Drossel
and Schwabl 1992 -
Self-organized critical forest-fire model

**Useful Textbooks**

D Stauffer and A Aharony - Introduction to percolation theory

A Bunde and S Havlin - Fractals and Disordered systems

M Newman, A. Barabasi and D. J.
Watts. 2006. - The
Structure and Dynamics of Networks.