Mathematics Inspired by Biology

Lectures given at the 1st Session of the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (C.I.M.E.) held in Martina Franca, Italy, June 13–20, 1997

  • Authors
  • Odo Diekmann
  • Richard Durrett
  • Karl Peter Hadeler
  • Philip K. Maini
  • Hal Smith
  • Editors
  • Vincenzo Capasso

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1714)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Rick Durrett
    Pages 39-94
  3. Philip K. Maini
    Pages 151-189
  4. H. L. Smith
    Pages 191-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-268

About this book


The summer school on Mathematics inspired by Biology was held at Martina Franca, Apulia, Italy in 1997. This volume presents five series of six lectures each. The common theme is the role of structure in shaping transient and ultimate dynamics. But the type of structure ranges from spatial (hadeler and maini in the deterministic setting, Durrett in the stochastic setting) to physiological (Diekmann) and order (Smith). Each contribution sketches the present state of affairs while, by including some wishful thinking, pointing at open problems that deserve attention.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66522-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48170-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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