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Carl T. Bergstrom

Professor of Biology, University of Washington

Photo by Kris Tsujikawa

Modeling the flow of information


I am a Professor of Biology at the University of Washington.

The unifying theme running throughout my work is the concept of information. Within biology, I study how communication evolves and how the process of evolution encodes information in genomes. In the philosophy and sociology of science, I study how norms and institutions influence scholars’ research strategies and, in turn, our scientific understanding of the world. Within informatics, I study how citations and other traces of scholarly activity can be used to better navigate the overwhelming volume of scholarly literature. Lately I've become concerned with the spread of disinformation on social networks, and I'm trying to figure out what we can do about it.

Email

cbergst@uw.edu

Twitter

@ct_bergstrom

Phone

(206) 685-3487

Location

Life Sciences Building
Department of Biology
University of Washington #351800
Seattle, WA 98195-3518

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