Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Seminar on Boundary Noise in Scalar Transport and Diffusion Equations with Applications in Biology and Biomedicine

The Ateneo de Manila University Department of Biology, Department of Mathematics, and the DOST Balik Scientist Program

cordially invites everyone to a seminar entitled

"Boundary Noise in the Scalar Transport and Diffusion Equations: with Applications in Biology and Biomedicine"


Vena Pearl A. Bongolan Walsh, Ph.D.
Ellis College, New York Institute of Technology
Friday, July 25, 20083:30-4:30 PM
Ching Tan Room (SOM 111)
John Gokongwei School of Management
Ateneo de Manila University


Noise in boundary conditions is an important and intriguing question to consider, since it could represent uncertainties that occur naturally, like the salinity flux of denser waters from the Mediterranean entering the relatively fresher North Atlantic via the Strait of Gibraltar, which has been observed to vary seasonally; or to mimic the nature of ventricles in the human brain as being imperfect sinks for drugs directly injected into the brain tissues.We start with modeling an ocean gravity current, from the primitive Navier-Stokes and Energy equations, to current research on the scalar transport equation evolving with noise in the boundary.

We then discuss possible applications in drug-delivery to the brain, photo-transduction and the formation of thrombi.

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