The Penna Model -- a solvable model of evolutionary ageing
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 12th January 2004
- Speaker: Jonathan Coe (Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The Penna model is a simple model of evolutionary ageing and has been extensively studied through simulation. I present an analytical solution which is robust enough to deal with considerable modifications to the model. A modified Penna model is shown to exhibit a mortality plateau -- a levelling off of death reate at advanced ages.
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