Picture of Jayanth Banavar
Monday Research Seminar Speaker
Date October 14th, 2019
Seminar Room Weniger Hall, Room 149
Refreshments Room Weniger Hall, Room 245 (Statistics Conference room)
Tea and Refreshments with Faculty and Speaker 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Seminar Start 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
Cost Free and open to the public


Geometry of nature


I will discuss two distinct patterns of nature, which arise from the underlying transportation networks. The first pertains to the ‘fractal’ scaling of river networks forming the drainage basin of a river. The second relates to living organisms and is the unusual scaling of their metabolic rate with mass. I will discuss how nature has utilized two co-existing distinct forms for life on earth:  compact animals that move and ‘fractal’ rooted trees. The talk is interdisciplinary and touches on the physical sciences and the life sciences, and especially on elementary mathematics and statistics.

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