UBC Math Department Colloquium: Laurent Charette

  • Date: 03/29/2019
  • Time: 15:00
Laurent Charette, UBC

University of British Columbia


Graduate Research Award: Pattern Formation on Evolving Curved Surfaces


Motivated by cotyledon patterns in conifer embryos, we study pattern emergence in solutions of systems reaction-diffusion partial differential equations on evolving curved surfaces. We start by reviewing results on a static domain. Then, we go over the reduction to a non-autonomous normal form in the case of a flattening spherical cap. Finally we show numerical results, using the closest point method, for a variety of different surfaces.

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Location: ESB 2012

Light refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in ESB 4133 (PIMS Lounge)