Nonlinear Science and Biophysics seminar
July 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Howey Interaction Zone, room S105
Seminar: Nonlinear Science and Biophysics
Speaker: Prof. Alfonso Bueno-Orovio
Affiliation: Oxford University
Location: Howey Interaction Zone, Room S105
Host: Prof. Flavio Fenton
Title: Rediscovering the dynamics of classical systems by fractional diffusion
Abstract: Fractional differential equations are becoming increasingly used as a powerful modelling approach for understanding the many aspects of non-locality and spatial heterogeneity. In this talk, I will illustrate how the fractional counterparts of many classical reaction-diffusion systems can exhibit dramatically different dynamics to those of standard diffusion, and as such can greatly extend the modelling capabilities of basic models in physics. In particular, the biophysical interpretation of these systems in the context of excitable media will be discussed, with broad implications in cardiac electrophysiology. The proposed approach may also have important applications in the clinical identification of cardiac structural abnormalities.
Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, PhD.
Senior Research Scientist
University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD United Kingdom https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/alfonso.bueno-orovio/
Department of Computer Science: Alfonso Bueno-Orovio<https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/alfonso.bueno-orovio/>