Applied Mathematics Seminar
- Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Wilson Hall, 1-144 - view map
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.
- Department of Mathematical Sciences