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KITP Program: Pattern Formation in Physics and Biology (Aug 11 - Dec 19, 2003)
Coordinators: E. Bodenschatz, N. Goldenfeld, P. Jung, H. Levine, S. Schiff

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Time Speaker Title
8/14, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Eshel Ben-Jacob
KITP & Tel-Aviv University
Evolvable Hardware: Genetic Search in a Physical Realm[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/17-21 Conference: Pattern Formation in Physics and Biology
8/26, 12:00 p.m. Dr. David Egolf
Georgetown University
Lunch Discussion: Diagnosing Patterns
8/27, 10:30 a.m. Dr. L. Mahadevan
University of Cambridge
Wrinkling, Folding and Coiling[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/28, 10:30 a.m. Dr. David Kessler
Bar-Ilan University
Discrete Pattern Formation[Aud][Cam]
8/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Martin Falcke
Hahn Meitner Institut
Introduction to Ca Dynamics[Aud][Cam]
8/31-9/02 Symposium: Calcium Dynamics
9/10, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Karin Dahmen
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Disorder Induced Critical Behavior: From Avalanches to Earthquakes to Bacteria Colonies[Aud][Cam]
9/11, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Len Sander
KITP & University of Michigan
Front Propagation in a One-Dimensional Epidemic Model: Discreteness Effects Revisited[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Nadav M. Shnerb
Bar Ilan University
Discreteness, Noise and Pattern Formation in Reactive Systems[Aud][Cam]
9/18, 10:30 a.m. Mr. David Mobley
KITP Graduate Fellow
Journal Club: Eukaryotic Chemotaxis: Rappel et al.[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Angela Stevens
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Structure and Function:Interacting Cell Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Philip Maini
Centre for Mathematical Biology, Oxford
Preliminary Steps Towards a Multiscale Model for Cancer Growth[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Martin Howard
Imperial College, London
Mechanisms for Precise Positional Information in Bacteria[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Werner Pesch
Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Shaking a Rayleigh-Benard Cell: Stripes and Stars[Aud][Cam]
10/01, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Henry Greenside
Duke University
The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Olfaction[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Mark Paul
Caltech
Numerical Simulations of Rayleigh-Benard Convection[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mike Cross
Caltech
Informal Discussion of Spatiotemporal Dynamics
10/03, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Charles R. Doering
University of Michigan
The Stochastic Fisher-Kolmogorov-Petrovsky-Piscunov Equation, Interacting Particles, and Duality[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/7-10 Workshop: Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
10/13-17 Miniconference: Neural Pattern Formation
10/21, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Vincent Hakim
Laboratoire de Physique Statistique Ecole Normale Superieure
Sub-Threshold Resonance and Synchronization in Neural Networks[Aud]
10/22, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Uwe Rascher
Columbia University
Imaging and Imagining Spatio-Temporal Variations of Metabolism in a Plant Circadian Rhythm[Slides][Vid][Aud]
10/23, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Theo Geisel
Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung
Pattern Formation in the Developing Visual Cortex[Slides][Aud]
   Dr. Alain Pumir
CNRS, INLN
Intermittent Distribution of Heavy Particles in a Turbulent Flow[Slides][Aud]
10/23, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Alain Pumir
CNRS, INLN
Electric Fields in Cardiology: From Clinics to Theory and Back (perhaps ..)[Slides][Aud]
10/28, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Sitabhra Sinha
Institute of Math Sciences, Chennai
Spatiotemporal Chaos and Control in Models of Cardiac Arrhythmia[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jean Carlson
UCSB
Are Forest Fires HOT?[Aud][Cam]
10/30, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Fred Wolf
Max Planck Institute
A Swift-Hohenberg-Equation for the Architecture of the Visual Cortex[Aud][Cam]
11/04, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Peilong Chen
National Central University, Taiwan
Orientation and Defect Dynamics of Sheared Lamellar Phases[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 10:30 a.m. D. Jordi Garcia Ojalvo
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Noise and Order in Activator-Inhibitor Media[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Thibault Damour
IHES
Informal Seminar: Chaos and Symmetry Breaking in String Cosmology
11/06, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jean-Pierre Hébert
Artist in Residence, KITP
Math and Mirrors[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Pierre Coullet
Institut Non-Linéaire de Nice
How much information can be stored in a spatial pattern?[Aud][Cam]
11/11, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Robert Spatschek
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
Fast Crack Growth by Surface Diffusion[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Christian Beck
University of London
Generalized Statistical Mechanics Methods for Pattern Forming and Turbulent Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/13-14 Minisymposium: Role of Intercellular Calcium Signaling in Healthy and Diseased Tissue
11/17-19 Workshop: Immune System Modeling
11/20, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ilya Nemenman
KITP
Subextensivity and Complexity in Physical Systems: An Informal View[Aud]
11/21, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Somdatta Sinha
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology
Dynamics and Structural Design in Biochemical Pathways[Aud][Cam]
11/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alan Newell
University of Arizona
Kolmogorov Spectra[Aud][Cam]
11/24, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Alan Newell
University of Arizona
Global Pattern Formation Far from Onset: A Case Study[Aud][Cam]
12/02, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Theo Geisel
Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen
Lessons from SARS: Models for the Spreading of Epidemics on the Aviation Network[Aud][Cam]
12/04, 2:00 p.m. Mr. David Mobley
UC Davis & KITP
Modeling Alzheimer's Abeta Peptide Insertion into Lipid Bilayers[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 10:30 a.m. Dr. E. Brener
IFF FZ-Juelich
Fracture and Friction: Stick-Slip Motion[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/04, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Harald Pleiner
Max-Planck
Soret-Driven Thermal Instability in Ferrofluid Binary Mixtures[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Bo Persson
Research Center Juelich IFF
Contact Mechanics and Adhesion with Applications to Biological Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 10:30 a.m. Dr. S. G. Lipson
Technion
Oscillatory Particle Banding in a Rotating Fluid[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jay Fineberg
Hebrew University
Control of Spatio-temporal Disorder in Parametrically Forced Surface Waves[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/11-13 Workshop: Tumor Biology Modeling
12/16, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Alain Pocheau
IRPHE, France
Patterns in Thin Plate Elasticity[Slides][Aud][Cam]