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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Stephanie Zerby, Chun Liu, Amy Hanley.

Title:Free Boundary Problems Arising in Biology
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Professor Avner Friedman, Ohio State University
In a free boundary problem one seeks to solve a system of PDEs in a domain G whose boundary, or a part of it, is unknown, and to also determine the free boundary. Classical free boundary problems include contact problems in elasticity, melting of ice, propagation of jets, and cavitational flows. In recent years new free boundary problems arose in the context of biological or biomedical processes. Examples include the healing of a wound, the growth of a tumor, the formation of a plaque in the artery, the development of granulomas in tuberculosis, and biofilms. In this talk I will introduce some of the biological free boundary problems, focus on rigorous mathematical results, and describe some open problems.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 04 / 2016
Time:03:35pm - 04:35pm