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indexA study by Sergey Gavrilets, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and associate director for scientific activities at National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, has received ample media attention worldwide. Using math to explain history, the study finds that intense warfare is the evolutionary driver of large complex societies. The study appears as an open-access article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and can be found here.

The LA Times, Popular Mechanics, Huffington Post, and Wired are among the outlets featuring the research.