Waving Tails, Spiny Disks, and Sticky Situations: Explorations in Biological Fluid Dynamics
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Moos Tower 2650
Phytoplankton floating in the ocean, sperm moving through the reproductive tract, and fish swimming in the sea all rely on an intricate interplay of forces. These are examples of how flexible structures interact with a surrounding fluid – a common theme in biological fluid dynamics. This lecture will explore how mathematical models and computational simulations are being used to study some intriguing biological systems.