IP2 ~ Sunday, May 21, 1995 ~ 1:30 PM
The fact is, however, that passage from a network of chemical reactions to the corresponding equations proceeds in a very precise way. This raises the possibility that qualitative properties of the induced system of differential equations can be tied directly to aspects of reaction network structure.
The aim of chemical reaction network theory is to draw just such connections. The speaker will presume little in the way of background. After discussing how reaction network differential equations come about, he will present recent results of the theory, and places where dynamical systems experts can make important contributions.
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester