Condensed Matter Seminar: "Wisdom of hives and mounds: collective problem solving by super-organisms"

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:00 - 17:00
Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan (Harvard University)

Social insects are capable of solving complex physiological problems using collective strategies. I will discuss our work on some of these problems  that include the physiology and morphogenesis of termite mounds, and  active mechanisms for ventilation, mechanical adaptation and  thermoregulation  in bee aggregates.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4