LMS-EPSRC Short Course: Continuum Mechanics in Biology & Medicine

Jun 17 2012 - 00:00
Jun 22 2012 - 23:59
Venue: 

UCL, London, UK

Short description of the event: 

The specific focus of the lectures is on continuum mechanics in biology and medicine, with mathematical modelling, problem construction and analysis together forming the main thrust of the course. The course aims to cater for applied mathematics, engineering and physical science students and researchers possessing a diverse range of biological and medical research interests involving continuum mechanics.

There is a continuing upsurge of research in the area of mathematical biology and medicine, principallydue to technological advancements in imaging and treatment along with increased computational power. This upsurge, however, relies to some extent on a great deal of fascinating mathematics, some of which this course aims to present in a clear and concise manner for the benefit of postgraduate students and early-stage researchers

The specific focus of the lectures is on continuum mechanics in biology and medicine, with mathematical modelling, problem construction and analysis together forming the main thrust of the course. A variety of problems from different areas will be discussed providing breadth of understanding for the students as well as increased depth of experience in medical modelling. The mathematical tools highlighted include both novel techniques within the lecturers’ very own up-to-date hot research topics alongside broader subjects that are beneficial for the course attendees. The course aims to cater for applied mathematics, engineering and physical science students and researchers possessing a diverse range of biological and medical research interests involving continuum mechanics.

The three main lecture course topics are:
•Modelling the Circulation (Nick Hill, Glasgow)
•Physiological Fluid Mechanics (Sarah Waters, Oxford)
•Cardiovascular Fluid-Mechanical Frameworks (Nic Smith, King’s College London)

These lecture courses will be supplemented by tutorial sessions.

An introductory module on Principles of Fluid Dynamics will be given by Nick Ovenden (UCL)

A guest lecture will be given by Tim Pedley (Universityof Cambridge).

For further information, please visit: http://www.lms.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Events/short_courses/SC62%20pos...

To apply, please visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LPTDJH8 Application Deadline is 7 May 2012.

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