Avner Friedman, Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, presents "Conservation laws in mathematical biology" October 5, 2011 as part of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute's Partial Differential Equations Seminar series. The talk will be held 4:30-5:30 in 154 Mathematics Tower.
Many mathematical models in biology can be described by conservation laws
From a mathematical point of view one would like to establish, first of all, the
existence and uniqueness of solutions under some prescribed initial (and possibly
also boundary) conditions. However, the most interesting questions relate to
establishing properties of solutions that are of biological interest.
In this talk I shall give examples of biological processes whose mathematical
models are represented by conservation laws. We described results and present