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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Vortices in Excitable Media

Presented by Paul Sutcliffe (University of Canterbury),

8 March 2005 16:00 in CLC 202

"There are a wide variety of naturally occuring excitable media which possess spiral wave vortices. Examples include oxidation waves in chemical reactions, aggregation patterns in amoebae, and electrical depolarization waves in cardiac tissue (believed to play a role in sudden cardiac death). These examples will be discussed and vortices studied as solutions of reaction-diffusion equations. Three dimensional solutions will also be considered in which vortex strings form knots. "

Contact d.g.cerdeno@durham.ac.uk or p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).