Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:00
Location: 
ROG 440
Abstract: 

Branching Brownian processes have been used to model site selection
within a species, and even the process of speciation itself.  A model
for a branching Brownian process will be introduced, and some relevant
statistics will be considered from the perspective of the rightmost
point.  Connections between such processes and the Fisher-KPP equation,
elucidated in the work of Brunet and Derrida, will be explored.