|Title:||Some applications of geometry to problems in biology|
|Speaker:||Joel Hass, UC Davis|
|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.
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|Date:||09 / 12 / 2013|
|Time:||01:25pm - 02:25pm|