Seminar - Mathematics and Statistics Department

Mathematics of Emergent Behaviour

Theodore Kolokolnikov , Dalhousie University

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 4:00pm
LGRT 1634

Refreshments at 3:45pm

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.

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