Kinetic theory

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Tom Chou (University of California, Los Angeles)
Classical age-structured mass-action models such as the McKendrick-von
Foerster equation have been extensively studied but they are
structurally unable to describe stochastic fluctuations or
system-size-dependent birth and death rates. Stochastic theories that
treat semi-Markov age-dependent processes using e.g., the
Bellman-Harris equation, cannot resolve a population's age-structure
and are unable to quantify population-size dependencies. In this talk,
I will present a systematic derivation of a new fully stochastic
Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00am - 11:45am
David Saintillan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Active particle suspensions, of which a bath of swimming bacteria is a paradigmatic example, are characterized by complex dynamics involving strong fluctuations and large-scale correlated motions. These motions, which result from the many-body interactions between particles, are biologically relevant as they impact mean particle transport, mixing and diffusion, with possible consequences for nutrient uptake and the spreading of bacterial infections.
Friday, October 16, 2009 - 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Keywords: kinetic theory, polymer-particulate nanocomposites, biaxial liquid crystal polymers.
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