PANDA (Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications)

Friday 6th June 2008

DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

University of Cambridge

The third PANDA (Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications) meeting of the year will be held on Friday 6th June 2008 in DAMTP, University of Cambridge. The meeting is funded by the LMS and forms part of a network involving Surrey, Cambridge, Nottingham and Leeds.

The theme of the meeting will be Patterns and nonlinear dynamics in biology

The first two talks are of a pedagogical nature and are aimed generally at research students in applied mathematics.


10.30 COFFEE (in central core)
11.00 Ray Goldstein (Cambridge) Physical aspects of evolutionary transitions to multicellularity
12.00Ruth Baker (Oxford) Propagating pattern formation in developmental biology
1.00 LUNCH
2.30Tiina Roose (Oxford) Network development in biological gels and its role in lymphatic vessel development
3.00Frank Marten (Bristol) Modelling EEG activity in patients with absence seizures
3.50 Nikola Venkov (Nottingham) Modelling electrocortical activity through integral neural field equations
4.20Jim McElwaine (Cambridge) Washboard road: transition to chaos in sand ripples
4.50 CLOSE

The meeting will take place in Meeting Room 14 on the lower ground floor of Pavilion F, at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (see here for travel directions and maps. A plan of the CMS site can be found here).

Some funding is available to cover travel expenses of participants, in particular research students who are strongly encouraged to attend and contribute talks.