Biological processes usually happen across multiple scales. While it is easy for us to focus on the scales visible to our naked eyes, the processes at micron scales play a significant role in nature and can be quite counter-intuitive. In this presentation, Hanliang Guo will talk about the mathematical modeling of biological flows at the micron scale. Specifically, he will first present a toy model in which two hydrodynamically-coupled cylinders "dance" in various modes inside confinement, and then show how simple mathematical modeling of a biological system can potentially provide fundamental insights into the early evolution of multicellular organization.

Join us on Monday, Feb. 19, at 3:10 p.m. in Hayes 109 to hear this exciting presentation from Hanliang Guo, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Ohio Wesleyan University. We hope to see you there!