Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Morphogenesis: the archetypical forms resulting from apparently unrelated phenomena »

Yves Couder
Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris Diderot (Paris, France)

Recognizable forms emerge from growth in a large variety of physical or biological phenomena. The reason for which our brain is well adapted to seeing them is that they often resemble each other: they have archetypes. The common language recognizes this fact by comparing sand dunes to waves or dendritic crystals to trees. Using several examples I will show that phenomena of very different nature can have a common mathematical or topological structure resulting in the formation of similar patterns.
vendredi 16 décembre 2016 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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