Mathematical Biology Seminar|
University of Utah
3:05PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The virtues of waiting, procrastinating and avoiding conflict
Ants are among the most successful organisms on earth, not least because they have created an impression of being hard-working automatons who put even graduate students to shame. I will show that ants might in fact succeed in part through waiting for other individuals to make the hard decisions and by avoiding stressful situations. Unfortunately, I have not quite gotten around to proving these results, but will give a sketch of how they could be demonstrated.