Co-dimension One Motion and Assembly

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Cal State University, Long Beach
In this talk, I will discuss mathematical models and tools for analyzing physical and biological processes that exhibit co-dimension one characteristics. Examples include the assembly of inorganic polyoxometalate (POM) macroions into hollow spherical structures and the assembly of surfactant molecules into micelles and vesicles. I will characterize when such structures can arise in the context of isotropic and anisotropic models, as well as applications of these insights to physical models of these behaviors.