october, 2017

23oct(oct 23)9:00 am27(oct 27)5:00 pmWorkshop: On Growth and Form 2017

Sketch by Gemma Anderson


Event Details

2017 marks a hundred years since the first edition of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s classic book “On Growth and Form” was published. This seminal publication marks the beginning of modern mathematical biology. The overall goal of this workshop is to bring together a multi-disciplinary community inspired by D’Arcy Thompson’s work, with participants from the fields of developmental and mathematical biology, science history and philosophy, mathematics, art, and architecture.

Important questions we would like to discuss during the conference include:

  1. The role of genetics and mathematics in understanding growth and form.
  2. The role of generative models of pattern formation and morphogenesis in biology, bio-inspired art, architecture and engineering.
  3. What kind of mathematics are needed to understand growth and form? What are the philosophical implications?

This workshop is organised jointly by the IAS-Uva (http://ias.uva.nl), the KLI Klosterneuburg (www.kli.ac.at), the Lorentz Center in Leiden (www.lorentzcenter.nl), and Meromorf Press (http://www.meromorfpress.co.uk).

The programme and booking information are available on https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2017/930/info.php3?wsid=930&venue=Snellius


23 (Monday) 9:00 am - 27 (Friday) 5:00 pm


Lorentz Center, Leiden and the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Amsterdam


IAS-Uva, KLI Klosterneuburg, Lorentz Center, Leiden and Meromorf Press

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