Course data
Course name: Evolutionary Game Theory
Neptun ID: BMETE15MF11
Responsible teacher: János Török
Department: Department of Theoretical Physics
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE15MF11
Requirements, Informations

Course description

  • Lecturer: Dr. Balázs KIRÁLY (email:
  • Time and location of the lectures: Fridays 10:15-12:00, room KF85
  • Form of assessment: some home assignments and an oral exam at the end of the term


  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of statistical physics.


  • Brief history and perspectives of game theory
  • Basic concepts of game theory
  • Social dilemmas, Axelrod's tournaments
  • Evolutionary Prisoner's Dilemma game with stochastic reactive strategies
  • Population dynamics
  • Potential games
  • Decomposition of matrix games
  • Thermodynamical behavior in games
  • Spatial evolutionary games
  • Coevolutionary games
  • Cyclic dominance
  • Strategy associations

Auxiliary material

Suggested reading and the slides for the lectures can be found here.