Mathematical Methods and Modeling of Biophysical Phenomena - 2007

Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, de 26/08 até 01/09, 2007

Mathematics is having an ever more significant impact in the physical and biological sciences. This is leading to new bridges between seemingly unrelated scientific disciplines and the resurgence of interest in the modern as well as in the classical techniques of applied mathematics.

This is the fifth workshop organized by IMPA on the subject of mathematical methods and modeling of biophysical phenomena. The purpose of this workshop is two-fold: On one hand it is intended to inspire students and practitioners in the biological sciences to incorporate advanced mathematical techniques in their approach to science. On the other hand, it will try to expose both students and research mathematicians to relevant, as well as difficult, problems arising from the biological sciences.

The focal topics of this year’s workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

Kinetic Theory and Chemotaxis
Learning Theory and Inverse Problems in Biology
Modeling and Identification of Biological and Environmental Systems
Reaction Diffusion Equations
Structured-population Dynamics

The workshop program will allow ample time for participants to interact and explore connections between their areas of expertise. This year we will have Prof. Steve Smale as our key-note speaker.




Organizing & Scientific Committee:

Jorge Zubelli (IMPA)
Jair Koiller (FGV/RJ)
Peter Markowich (Cambridge & Univ. of Vienna)
Luiz Bevilacqua (LNCC)
Benoit Perthame (ENS- Paris)


Postal Address: Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada 
Estrada Dona Castorina 110, Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 22460-320, Brasil