PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Hope Shaffer, Jinchao Xu.

Title:Calculating the Secrets of Life: Mathematics in Biology and Medicine
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:De Witt Sumners, Florida State University
Abstract:
The human body is an extremely complicated biological system. Spurred by spectacular recent progress, biology and medicine are experiencing an explosion of data. In order to convert this fire hose of data into usable knowledge, mathematics and computation (both old and new) are needed to build models and navigational tools. This talk will briefly discuss a few applications to show the impact that mathematics can have in biology and medicine: in the cell (understanding how enzymes operate on DNA); in the heart (controlling fibrillation); and in the brain (understanding brain function). This talk does a little knot theory and a little sprial waves in excitable media, and a little brain mapping.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 15 / 2008
Time:12:15pm - 01:25pm