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Applied Mathematics Seminar

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
Wilson Hall, 1-144

Prof. Hal Smith from Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University, will present a seminar titled, "Spread of Viral Infection of Immobilized Bacteria."

A reaction diffusion system with a distributed time delay is proposed for virus spread on bacteria immobilized on an agar-coated plate. A distributed delay explicitly accounts for a virus latent period of variable duration. The model allows the number of virus progeny released when an infected cell lyses to depend on the duration of the latent period. A unique spreading speed for virus infection is established and traveling wave solutions are shown to exist.

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