Miscellaneous (Biological)

Like the everyday physical world, the everyday biological world is full of wonders – a walk through the garden full of flowers, a hike through the woods, a visit to the zoo, or many hours watching nature documentaries, including all made by (possibly) the most widely traveled human in history, David Attenborough.    We have worked on and played with a range of problems in this arena that include understanding how to create birdsong using a rubber tube that flutters when air is forced through it,  the dynamics of interdependent networks and the control of aging in such systems, the statistical nature of geometric intuition, etc.

Related Publications

Controllable biomimetic birdsong A. Mukherjee, S. Mandre and L. Mahadevan,  Journal Royal Society Interface  14: 20170002, 2017. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Aging in complex interdependency networks D.C. Vural, G. Morrison, and L. Mahadevan,  Physical Review E  89, 022811, 2014. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Early warning signals in motion inference. Y. Hart, M. Vaziri-Pashkam, and L. Mahadevan, PLOS Computational Biology (2020), 16 (5). [DOI] [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Nonlinear mechanics of soft fibrous networks A. Kabla and L. Mahadevan,  Journal of the Royal Society - Interface , 4, 99, 2007. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
The organization and control of an evolving interdependent population D.C. Vural, A. Isakov, L. Mahadevan,  J. R. Soc. Interface  12: 20150044, 2015. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Optimal control of aging in complex networks E. Sun, T. Michaels, and L. Mahadevan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2020) 117, 20404-410. [ONLINE ARTICLE] [DOI] [View PDF] [Download PDF]