CES Buzz at CES on 9 August 2017 at 2:45 pm titled "Price Equation" by Dr. Vishwesha Guttal from CES, IISc
Evolution is essentially quantitative and can be understood best via mathematical theories. But few courses or even text books cover basics of evolution in a quantitative way. In this context, I will introduce Price equation in an intuitive way. Its simple, elegant and easy to make sense of. I argue that basic evolutionary biology courses teach principles of evolution using Price Equation, which has a prerequisite of no more than an understanding of mean, variance, slope and correlation.