Nature, in code
What laws govern nature and life? How does natural selection influence populations? Are gene mutations useful?
Computer simulations can answer these questions and even predict which genetic characteristics will be transmitted to future generations. Today, this revolutionary tool is essential for scientists, as much as theory and experiments.
All the participants will have the opportunity to code their own simulations and share the results with their friends.
- Where and when
- October 19-22, 2020 at EPFL Lausanne – subject to favourable developments in the health situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic
- High school students who have passed their first year
- No prior programming knowledge required
- Handouts in French
Course taught in French and English
- The course material is based on the book Nature, in Code by M. Salathé, EPFL professor in the School of computer and communication science and the School of life sciences
- Teaching staff
- Students from the School of computer and communication sciences as well as from the School of life sciences
Dr Barbara Jobstmann, lecturer, School of computer and communication sciences
- CHF 50.- (excl. VAT). Lunches are included but the participants have to cover their housing and living expenses. Rooms are pre-booked at Youth Hostel Lausanne until September 18, 2020. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested
- Registration is closed
- Please contact the Education Outreach Department for any question: [email protected]