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Mathematician-Biologist Martin Nowak | Meeting the Minds

Cooperation counts for math professor

Martin Nowak formulates mathematical equations to understand evolutionary forces. Martin Nowak formulates mathematical equations to understand evolutionary forces. (JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Heather Wax
Globe Correspondent / October 15, 2007

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Martin Nowak sees math in some pretty unexpected places: in the evolution of verbs like "laugh," in the spread of cancer cells, and in the performance of professional bicyclists who trade the lead position with their competitors so they can save energy by drafting off the other's wind. (Full article: 997 words)

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