Applied Math Seminar: Dr. Scott McCalla
Title: Nonlocal interfacial dynamics in biological systems
Abstract: Biological pattern formation has been extensively studied using reaction-diffusion and agent-based models. In this talk we will discuss nonlocal pattern forming mechanisms in the context of bacterial colony formation and surface striping on animals with an emphasis on arrested fronts. This will lead to a novel nonlocal framework to understand the interfacial motion in biological systems. We will then use this approach to model an interesting bacterial phenomenon, and to understand simple microscopic requirements for flat stripe solutions to persist in nature. We will then examine moving defect patterns in the nonlocal framework.
Contact Name: Owen Lewis
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