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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Talk Details

Title Pattern Formation in Reaction-Diffusion Systems: Nonlocality in Interactions and the Allee Phenomenon
Speaker Prof. Nitant Kenkre
University of
New Mexico
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2010
Time 14:30
Venue A 304


The emergence of patterns is a fascinating phenomenon wherever it appears. Reaction-diffusion systems are ubiquitous in biology or ecology. The talk will discuss reaction-diffusion systems such as those governed by the Fisher equation with long-range influence functions describing the competition between the members of a population. Interesting patterns will be shown to result. The Allee phenomenon, found in diverse ecological contexts, will be discussed and a brief mention will be made of the consequences of its incorporation on the emergence of the patterns.