PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Understanding the fluid dynamics of microorganisms
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Lisa Fauci, Tulane University
Abstract:
Microorganisms such as bacteria and spermatozoa move in a world where viscous forces completely dominate inertial forces, and the time evolution of their motion may be thought of as a sequence of steady state snapshots. In this world, what motility strategies give rise to efficient locomotion? The study of the fluid dynamics of microorganism motility began with the classic work of G.I. Taylor in 1951, and has been an active area of research in the last decades. I will discuss the special features of this low Reynolds number regime, and the equations that govern it.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:03 / 18 / 2011
Time:12:15pm - 01:30pm