What is Mathematical Biology and is it useful?

Start: 11/16/2016 - 4:15pm
End  : 11/16/2016 - 5:15pm


Avner Friedman(OSU)


In this talk I will explain why biology is far more complicated than any of the physical sciences. I will then proceed to describe the process of doing research in mathematical biology, what are the aims, and what are the challenges. I will give two examples. The first one is modeling of tuberculosis (by ODEs) and the second one is modeling the risk of high cholesterols for heart attack or stroke. These examples address bio-medical questions. But I will also show how simplified version of the models introduce new mathematical questions both in ODEs and PDEs and lead to new mathematical results in analysis.

Kravis Center Lower Court 62, Claremont McKenna College