IMTech Colloquium by Maria Bruna (University of Cambridge) on November 29 at 12:15pm (Sala d'Actes de la FME)

IMTech Colloquium by Maria Bruna (University of Cambridge) on November 29 at 12:15pm (Sala d'Actes de la FME)

Professor Maria Bruna (University of Cambridge) will speak at the IMTECH Colloquium on Wednesday November 29 at 12h15 at Sala d'actes de la Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME).

Dr Maria Bruna is professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. She studied mathematics and industrial engineering as an undergraduate at the CFIS (UPC), completing her studies in 2008. She obtained a PhD in applied Mathematics from the Oxford University in 2012.  She has held  positions at University of Oxford, RICAM (Austria) and St John's College (Oxford). Her research interests are stochastic modelling, asymptotic methods and homogenisation techniques in the areas of mathematical biology and industrial mathematics. Her research focuses on methods to capture multiscale phenomena of stochastic systems of interacting particles. 

Title: Continuum models of strongly interacting Brownian particles

Abstract: I will discuss many-particle systems with strong interactions. These models are motivated by the study of many-particle systems in biology or industrial applications, where it is crucial to account for the finite size of particles. I will explain how these interactions can be included in the models and different methods to derive continuum PDE descriptions. In the second part of the talk, I will show how these methods can be used to model active matter systems or self-propelled particles such as bacteria or ants.

Access to the video of the talk.