Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
SOE 19: Focus Session: Theory of Stochastic Processes with Applications in Biology (joint session SOE/BP/DY/AKjDPG)
SOE 19.3: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 4. April 2019, 16:00–16:15, H17
Dynamical phase transition in assemblies of chemotactic cells — •Charlie Duclut — Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
We consider a large number of chemotactic cells that diffuse, die, divide and interact at long range via the release of chemicals. We investigate the dynamics at long time and focus on the phase transition that occurs between a dilute and a dense phase using a renormalization group analysis. If we consider only interactions that conserve the particles number, exact scaling exponents can even be obtained; this analysis predicts in particular a superdiffusive behaviour of the cells close to the phase transition.