Math to Bio and Bio to Math

John Guckenheimer (March 22, 2011)

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Abstract

The interchange between dynamical systems theory with biology has had lasting impact upon both. As biology becomes increasingly quantitative, this relationship is likely to strengthen still further. This lecture will review my experience as a mathematician working at the interface with biology, emphasizing the role of multiple time scales in biological models. It will also look discuss why the solution of outstanding mathematical questions is essential to progress within biology.