Mar

6

Wed

Title: Fluid dynamics within symbiotic systems

Abstract: To understand the fluid dynamics of marine symbiotic systems, systems composed of multiple organisms, fluid-structure interaction problems must be solved. Challenges exist in developing numerical methods to solve these flow problems with boundary conditions at fluid-structure interfaces. We are studying the impact of fluid flow on symbiotic systems within two different biological systems. (1) Pulsing soft corals, Xeniidae corals, that have internal algal endosymbionts, zooxanthellae, which provide them with much of their energy and (2) the bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, that depend on the luminous bacteria, Vibrio fischeri, to protect them from predators through counterillumination. Both of these problems are motivated by field and experimental work in the marine sciences. I will discuss these related data, mathematical models and numerical methods developed to study these problems and provide comparisons with the modeling.

Apr

30

Tue

Lynette Agcaoili’s MA presentation is scheduled for April 30, 2024. Everyone is welcome and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.

__Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Keller 404__

Title: An Introduction to Inverse Limits

*Abstract*: The goal of this presentation is to give an introduction to inverse limits in a way that is (hopefully) accessible to advanced undergraduates/incoming graduate students. We will, of course, define what inverse limits are, and then construct injective resolutions for both abelian groups and inverse systems. We will then talk about flasque resolutions and some properties of flasque to construct a short exact sequence of inverse systems. Finally we will give explicit constructions of the inverse limit of a system and its first derived functor (i.e. varprojlim_{leftarrow}^(1) A_i), and show that if our indexing set is the natural numbers, then the second derived functor and higher are all 0 (i.e. varprojlim_{leftarrow}^(n) A_i = 0 for any n>1).

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