Mathematical Randomness in Ecological Diversity

Topic: 
Mathematical Randomness in Ecological Diversity
Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
15:00 to 16:00
Speaker: 
Yong Jung Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Location: 
Room 264, Geography Building, Zhongbei Campus, East China Normal University

Abstract:
The size of biological organisms has a large scale diversity. From the smallest scale of virus to the largest scale of whales, it expands over 1018 scale of order. In this talk we introduce a surface-volume growth model and show how the mathematical randomness can explain this large scale of diversity.

Biography:
Yong Jung Kim (金容政) was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1965, where he lived until 1992 and finished undergraduate study at Seoul National University. He studied mathematics in USA for his Ph.D. program at University of Wisconsin. He studied Analysis and Partial Differential Equations and completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Athanasios Tzavaras. He started his research on hyperbolic conservation laws. Recently he is interested in modeling of biological phenomena related ecology, pattern formation, population dynamics, etc.

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Seminar by the NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai