PIMS-UBC Distinguished Lecture: Gregory Forest (North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

  • Date: 03/18/2011
  • Time: 15:00
Gregory Forest (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

University of British Columbia


Virtual Lung Project at UNC: What's Math Got to Do With It?


A group of scientists at the University of North Carolina, from theorists to clinicians, have coalesced over the past decade on an effort called the Virtual Lung Project. There is a parallel VLP at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory, focused on environmental health, but I will focus on our effort. We come from mathematics, chemistry, computer science, physics, lung biology, biophysics and medicine. The goal is to engineer lung health through combined experimental-theoretical-computational tools to measure, assess, and predict lung function and dysfunction. Now one might ask, with all due respect to Tina Turner: what's math got to do with it? My lecture is devoted to many responses, including some progress yet more open problems.


3:00pm-4:00pm, MATX 1100