SciCafe: Collective Behavior in Ant Colonies and Beyond


The Museum's logo superimposed over photo of Stanford biologist Deborah Gordon.

An ant colony is a classic example of a colony where many individuals work together for the good of their nest. However, it is also an example of a group that operates without a single designated controller. How can that work?

In this SciCafe, Deborah Gordon, biologist at Stanford University, illuminates the workings of collective behavior and collaborative systems, based on her research with ant colonies.

This SciCafe took place at the Museum on May 7, 2014. A video version of this event will be posted to next week.

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The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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