Mathematics of emergent behaviour

Mathematical Biology

18 October 14:00 - 14:45

Theodore Kolokolnikov - Dalhousie University

There are many examples in nature where individual particles following simple rules can lead to complex and beautiful overall patterns, often given a vague name of ”emergent behaviour”. Some examples include sand piles, biological swarms (from bacterial aggregation to school of fish, murmuration of starlings...), Bose-Einstein Condensates at atomic level, and many others. We discuss several such systems, how they lead to new and interesting mathematics, and how mathematics can in turn help to obtain novel insights about the original system.
Mats Gyllenberg
University of Helsinki
Torbjörn Lundh
Chalmers/University of Gothenburg
Philip Maini
University of Oxford
Roeland Merks
Universiteit Leiden
Mathisca de Gunst
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Roeland Merks


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