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Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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Professor Andrew Pomiankowski co-recipient of EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Landscape Award (UCL and Oxford)

26 October 2010

Professor Andrew Pomiankowski (Genetics, Evolution and Environment), Professor Peter Coveney (Centre for Computational Science/Chemistry) and Professor Alan Johnston (Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences) have been awarded a cross-disciplinary EPSRC research grant with partners at the University of Oxford (ComLab). The project aims to establish a new approach to science at the computational-life science interface. The grant will support a large number of interdisciplinary research fellows attached to CoMPLEX’s successful Doctoral Training Centre and will run for 5 years (2011-2016). The EPSRC is contributing £4M and Microsoft Research Cambridge £2M as a third partner, to a total award value of £6M; large scale access to UK national supercomputing resources is also included.

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