wash & fold study group

October 07, 2013, Monday 1pm
Howey W508 conference room
Christopher Marcotte
Abstract: A brief description of the phenomenology of cardiac dynamics is presented, and a discussion of the difficulties involved in reproducing those dynamics through numerical simulation. Several models are presented. Methods for discovering exact coherent structures are presented, with modifications for global continuous symmetries. Finally, two families of exact coherent structures are presented, as well as several 'near' solutions, which present opportunities for future efforts.
Slides from the talk can be found here
Representative dynamics for the focal model can be found here.
For an introduction to cardiac dynamics, consult any article under Scholarpedia's 'Cardiac Dynamics' heading, here.