Professor L. Mahadevan, Departments of Physics, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, and School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Social insects are capable of solving complex physiological problems via emergent self-organization. I will discuss quantitative approaches to studying some of these problems  that include the physiology and morphogenesis of termite mounds, and  active mechanisms for ventilation, mechanical adaptation and  thermoregulation  in self-assembled bee aggregates.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 17:00
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