Join us for a Math/CS Chat on Wednesday, October 31st beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Tome 115. Peter Bates from Michigan State University will present "Seeking to Understand the Process of Life through Mathematics". Free pizza/snacks & everyone welcome to attend.
Abstract: For several hundred years, mathematical models have been used to see understanding of the physical world. Physical laws are postulated, translated into equations, and the equations solved or at least used to predict outcomes, which were then tested against observations. This method of inquiry made its way into biological modeling, most notably in ecology and infectious diseases where mechanisms are at a macro-level and are fairly well-established. Here we discuss biological processes as a cellular and molecular level, focusing on the modeling and simulation of some of those processes.