Seminar in the framework of the PDE Afternoon

Type seminar
Time 16:00 - 16:45
Place Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, Vienna (map)
Room Seminarraum DA Grün 03B
Speaker Angelika Manhart (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, USA)
Title Traveling Waves in Myxobacteria
Abstract Myxobacteria are social bacteria, that can glide in 2D and form counter-propagating, interacting waves. In this talk I will present a novel age-structured, continuous macroscopic model for the movement of myxobacteria. The derivation is based on microscopic interaction rules that can be formulated as a particle-based model and set within the SOH (Self-Organized Hydrodynamics) framework. I will analyze the influence of a period of non-reversibility following a reversal of movement. A focus will be the existence and stability of traveling waves moving in two opposing waves frames.