MS16 ~ Monday, May 22, 1995 ~ 10:00 AM

Complex Spatio-Temporal Behavior in Excitable Media

The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss the results of theoretical efforts aimed at modeling complex spatio-temporal behavior in biologically and physiologically relevant excitable media with emphasis on making contact with experiment. They will discuss the waves of chemical signaling which play a vital role in organizing the aggregation and motion of amoeba colonies and the waves of electrical signaling which underly reentrant cardiac arrhythmias and fibrillation.

Organizer: Alain S. Karma, Northeastern University

Modeling of Aggregation Patterns in Dictyostelium: Streams, Mounds and Beyond
Herbert Levine, University of California, San Diego
Nonlinear Dynamics of Reentrant Tachycardias
Leon Glass, McGill University, Canada
Bidomain Modeling of Cardiac Tissue: Does It Give Us Any New Insight?
Craig Henriquez, Duke University
Modeling of Cardiac Fibrillation
Alain Karma, Organizer