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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Victoria Sadovskaya, Flossie Dunlop, Mari Royer.

Title:Some applications of geometry to problems in biology
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Joel Hass, UC Davis
Abstract:
Many problems arising in biology are geometric, since many biological properties are reflected in the shapes of biological objects.
We will explain recent developments in the use of conformal mappings and hyperbolic geometry to study several biological problems.
1. The study of cortical surfaces. In particular, the question of how similar are two brains.
2. The classification of proteins.
3. Deducing the evolutionary tree of old-world monkeys from fossilized skulls.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:09 / 12 / 2013
Time:01:25pm - 02:25pm