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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Kinetic Descriptions of Chemical and Biological Systems:
Models, Analysis and Numerics

Mar 23 - 25, 2017

Iowa State University
Department of Mathematics

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The scope of the conference is to review latest advances in the development of mathematical modeling approaches and numerical methods for kinetic descriptions of evolution in physical, chemical, and biological systems. Such evolution and often self-organization involves an interplay between non-linear interaction or reaction of the constituent “particles” and either convective or diffusive transport. Related phenomena include: front propagation and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems; phase transitions or bifurcations; competitive selection; aggregation; swarming and other non-conventional quasi-hydrodynamic behavior. There are many open issues in both mathematical analysis of those models and their numerical realization.


The aim of the conference is to provide an overview of current modeling strategies, of newly developed techniques of analysis, and of novel numerical methods to capture the complex behavior produced by the mathematical models. Some techniques used are related to classical kinetic theory and hydrodynamic treatments of fluids, and others to stochastic and non-equilibrium statistical mechanical models. The lectures aim to be accessible to graduate students, postdocs, and non-experts to familiarize them with central concepts and new directions in the field. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and of recent findings is not assumed.



James W. EvansIowa State University, Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics, and Ames Laboratory
Hailiang LiuIowa State University, Department of


Alethea BarbaroCase Western Reserve University
Eli Ben-NaimLos Alamos National Laboratory
Jorge O. Chavez SalasIowa State University
Pedro H. ConstantinoUniversity of Minnesota
Pierre DegondImperial College London
James W. EvansIowa State University
Pierson GuthreyIowa State University
Seung-Yeal HaSeoul National University
Michael HertyRheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Jessica HulzebosIowa State University
Yi JiangIowa State University
Erica JohnsonIowa State University
Makrand A. KhanwaleIowa State University
Ioan KosztinUniversity of Missouri
King Chun LaiIowa State University
Yongki LeeUC Riverside
Bo LiUniversity of California, San Diego
Yingda LiUW-Madison
Hailiang LiuIowa State University
Di LiuMichigan State University
Siting LiuUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Da-Jiang LiuIowa State University
Caleb LogemannIowa State University
Wumaier MaimaitiyimingIowa State University
Heather MuchowskiIowa State University
Eric J. MurphyIowa State University
Christian RinghoferArizona State University
James RossmanithIowa State University
Boqian ShenIowa State University
Minwoo ShinIowa State University
Changhui TanUniversity of South Carolina
Alex TravessetIowa State University
Vicente ValleIowa State University
Zhongming WangFlorida International University
Chong WangGeorge Washington University
Christine WiersmaIowa State University
Peimeng YinIowa State University
Hui YuRWTH Aachen University
Gleb ZhelezovUniversity of Arizona


A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


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Department of Mathematics
Carver Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA




Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant.