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On Growth and Form 2017
Description and Aim
In 2017, it will be a hundred years since the first edition of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s classic book “On Growth and Form” was published. This seminal publication marks the beginning of modern mathematical biology. The overall goal of this workshop is to bring together a multi-disciplinary community inspired by D’Arcy Thompson’s work, with participants from the fields of developmental and mathematical biology, science history and philosophy, mathematics, art, and architecture.
Important questions we would like to discuss during the conference include:
a) The role of genetics and mathematics in understanding growth and form.
b) The role of generative models of pattern formation and morphogenesis in biology, bio-inspired art, architecture and engineering.
c) What kind of mathematics are needed to understand growth and form? What are the philosophical implications?