SMS scnews item created by Eduardo Altmann at Mon 4 Mar 2019 1431
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Apr 2019
Calendar1: 27 Mar 2019 1400-1500
CalLoc1: AGR Carslaw 829
CalTitle1: On Emergence in Complex Physical Systems
Auth: ega@dora.maths.usyd.edu.au

Applied Maths Seminar

On Emergence in Complex Physical Systems

Cudmore

Wednesday March 27, 2pm in the AGR room

Dr. Peter Cudmore (Systems Biology Laboratory, the University of Melbourne)

Title: On Emergence in Complex Physical Systems

Abstract: Many problems in biology, physics and engineering involve predicting and controlling complex systems, loosely defined as interconnected system-of-systems. Such systems can exhibit a variety of interesting non-equilibrium features such as emergence and phase transitions, which result from mutual interactions between nonlinear subsystems. Modelling these systems is a task in-and-of itself, as systems can span many physical domains and evolve of multiple time scales. Nonetheless, one wishes to analyse the geometry of these models and relate both qualitative and quantitative insights back to the physical system. Beginning with the modelling and analysis of a coupled optomechanical systems, this talk presents some recent results concerning the existence and stability of emergent oscillations. This forms the basis for a discussion of new directions in symbolic computational techniques for complex physical systems as a means to discuss emergence more generally.

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