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

Course description

  • Lecturer: Dr. György Szabó (
  • Time and place of the lectures: Friday 10:15-12:00, room KF84
  • Form of assessment: oral exam


  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of statistical physics.


  • Brief history and perspectives of game theory
  • Basics concept of game theory
  • Social dilemmas, Axelrod's tournaments
  • Evolutionary game with stochastic reactive strategies
  • Population dynamics
  • Spatial evolutionary games
  • Coevolutionary games
  • Decomposition of matrix games
  • Evolutionary potential games
  • Cyclic dominance
  • Strategy associations

Auxiliary material

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