NYU Courant's "Dynamical Systems in Biology" Explores Role of Math in Population Theory, Neuroscience, April 12-13


MEDIA ADVISORY

New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will host a two-day conference, “Dynamical Systems in Biology,” on Sat., April 12 and Sun., April 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Courant’s Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street (between W. 3rd St. and W. 4th St.), Room 109.

Mathematical methodologies provide a common ground for understanding two distinct fields of study—population theory and neuroscience. For instance, epidemics have thresholds of growth that are comparable to activity thresholds in the brain’s neuron populations. Mathematical modeling provides a common ground for enhancing our understanding of phenomena in both of these areas. The conference brings together mathematicians and workers in mathematical population biology and neuroscience as well as scientists and engineers.

For a complete schedule of events, which are free and open to the public, go to: http://hoppensteadt.org. For more information, contact Anna Mackay at 212.998.3256 or akm7@nyu.edu.

Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

The event is co-sponsored by the Swartz Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation.

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