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Biodiversity May Thrive Through Games of Rock-Paper-Scissors
Recent findings add weight to the evidence that the intransitive competitions between species enrich the diversity of nature.
Viruses Have a Secret, Altruistic Social Life
Researchers are beginning to understand the ways in which viruses strategically manipulate and cooperate with one another.
A Poet of Computation Who Uncovers Distant Truths
The theoretical computer scientist Constantinos Daskalakis has won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for explicating core questions in game theory and machine learning.
Why Winning in Rock-Paper-Scissors (and in Life) Isn’t Everything
What does John Nash’s game theory equilibrium concept look like in Rock-Paper-Scissors?
Solution: ‘Triumph or Cooperation in Game Theory and Evolution’
How well does the Nash equilibrium concept from game theory map to the real world?
How to Triumph and Cooperate in Game Theory and Evolution
In applying game theory to biology and human behavior, have scientists focused too much on competition over cooperation?
In Game Theory, No Clear Path to Equilibrium
John Nash’s notion of equilibrium is ubiquitous in economic theory, but a new study shows that it is often impossible to reach efficiently.
A Life in Games
The mathematician John Horton Conway’s myriad accomplishments — including the Game of Life, sprouts and the surreal numbers — are the product of a mind at play.
Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question
A new solution to the prisoner’s dilemma, a classic game theory scenario, has created new puzzles in evolutionary biology.