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The Logic of Foraging

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Followed by a wine reception

Symmetry, regularity, and beauty are qualities that we discover in a plethora of natural shapes. Dr. Dan Lunn, Fellow in Mathematics at Oxford, invites us to explore the mathematical patterns behind foraging. Drawing examples from the growth of leaves, starfish foraging for prey, and fungi foraging for wood on the forest floor, Dr Lunn will demonstrate how mathematics can predict the most successful, and hence most prevalent, patterns occuring in nature.

Building a bridge between the realms of biology and mathematics, this talk presents brand new research that generalises the theory to other structures, such as biofilms. Be among the first to hear what was found!

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