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Propagation and blocking for reaction-diffusion equations in non homogeneous media.

Berestycki, H (EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales) - Paris)
Tuesday 27 May 2014, 10:00-10:55

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


I will discuss bi-stable reaction-diffusion equations in cylinders with varying cross-sections motivated by biology and medicine. The aim is to understand the effect of the non-homogenous medium on propagation or blocking of advancing waves. The role played by the geometry of the domain of propagation is of particular interest for these models. I will report on joint work with Juliette Bouhours and Guillemette Chapuisat.


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