[PAST EVENT] Mathematics Colloquium: Junping Shi, William & Mary

September 20, 2013
2pm - 3pm
Jones Hall, Room 301
200 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Abstract: Chemostat is an apparatus for growing bacterial cultures at a constant rate by controlling the supply of nutrient medium, and it has been widely used in cell biology experiments and models of ecology and evolutionary biology. In this talk, I will describe some ordinary differential equation and partial differential equation models of chemostat and related mathematical results. This includes my recent work with Sze-Bi Hsu (National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan) and Feng-Bin Wang (Chang-Gung University, Taiwan) on further studies on a reaction-diffusion system for two species of microorganism in an unstirred chemostat with internal storage.

Some parts of the talk are accessible to undergraduate students who have taken Math 302 (Differential Equations). Chemostat models are extensions of "mixing models" and "competition models" in Math 302.

Chi-Kwong Li