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SCISOC TALK - Opossums, Catastrophes, and Homeostasis

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Popular science writer and mathematician, Professor Ian Stewart, joins us to discuss the mathematics behind homeostasis. Working jointly with Marty Golubistky, (comma) he studied thermoregulation in opossums to establish a link between Thom-Zeeman catastrophe theory and homeostasis. Later, working with Mike Reed, Janet Best and Fred Niihout, he has revealed a second mathematical context for homeostasis as well. Professor Stewart will report on what we know so far.

Ian Stewart is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, and a successful popular-science and science-fiction writer. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Michael Faraday Medal and he was the first recipient of the Christopher Zeeman Medal, awarded jointly by the LMS and the IMA for his work on promoting mathematics.

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