SM Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003.
BS Physics with honors, magna cum laude, University of
Minor in political science
Nathan A. Collins. Electoral Disequilibrium in Mixed Populations of Downsian and Directional Voters. Under review at The Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Nathan A. Collins. Risk Learning: A New Model of Learning in Games. Under review at Games and Economic Behavior.
Nathan A. Collins. A Unified Model of Spatial Voting. Under review at The Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Nathan A. Collins, Jonathan Bendor, and Sunil Kumar (2009).
The Adaptive Dynamics of Turnout. The Journal of Politics
Jeremy Bailenson, Shanto Iyengar, Nick Yee, and Nathan A.
Collins (2008). Facial Similarity Between Voters and Candidates Causes
Influence. Public Opinion Quarterly
E.G. Adelberger, Nathan A. Collins, and C.D. Hoyle (2006). Analytic expressions for gravitational inner multipole moments of elementary solids and for the force between two rectangular solids. Class. Quantum Grav. 23, 125-136.
Nathan A. Collins and Scott A. Hughes (2004). Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetime of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits. Phys. Rev. D 69(12), 124022.
Why Do We Pay Attention to Candidate Race and Gender? Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2009.
A Unified Model of Proximity and Directional Preferences, Santa Fe Institute, February 2008.
A Unified Model of Proximity and Directional Voting, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, February 2008.
Categorization and the Psychology of Political Behavior, California Institute of Technology, October 2007.
Categorization and the Psychology of Political Behavior, Washington University, October 2007.
The Evolutionary Dynamics of Social Preferences. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2007.
Adaptation and Turnout in Large Electorates. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2006.
Ascriptive vs. Universalistic Norms, Part One: Preference Evolution. Conference on the Evolution of Norms, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science, University of California, Irvine, February 2006. (Copresenter with Jonathan Bendor.)
A Behavioral Model of Age and Turnout. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2005.
Pattern Detection in Repeated Games
Stability Concepts, Heterogeneous Invasions, and Cooperation in Indirect Evolutionary Games
The Evolution of Tribal Preferences
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to American Politics, Winter 2005,
2006, and 2007.
Survey course on American politics covering behavior, institutions, the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties.
Teaching Assistant, Physics 8.01, Winter semester 2003
Elementary mechanics course.
Teaching Assistant, Physics 8.01L, Winter semester 2002 (MIT).
Elementary mechanics course for students with limited mathematical background.
Rosenblith Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention, 1999 and 2000
Undergraduate Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington, 1999-2000.
Mary Gates Research Scholar, University of Washington, 1998 and 1999.
Barry Goldwater Scholar, 1998.