PLUM: Morphogenesis: geometry, physics and biology

Public Lectures Seminar

L. Mahadevan (Harvard University)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
French Science 2231

A century after the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s classic “On growth and form”, his vision has finally begun to permeate into the fabric of modern biology. Within this framework, I will show how a combination of biological and physical experiments, mathematical models and computations allow us to begin unraveling the physical basis for morphogenesis in the context of examples such as shoots, leaves, guts and brains.

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