NASC Colloquium: Pattern formation, geometry and design of materials
Marta Lewicka, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, will present.
The remarkable range of biological forms in and around us, such as: the undulating shape of a leaf or flower in the garden, the coils in our gut, or the folds in the brain, raise a number of questions at the interface of biology, physics and mathematics. How might these forms be described, how can their shapes be predicted, and how can they eventually be controlled for function? We review our current understanding of the mathematical aspects of this problem, that brings together mathematical analysis, geometry and mechanics in the description of the pattern formation
Friday, November 12 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ho Science Center, 101
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA