8.592J | Spring 2011 | Graduate

Statistical Physics in Biology

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Dynamics on Networks 1

  1. Dynamics on networks:
    • Node variables evolving according to inputs from connected nodes
    • Examples—Chemical flux balance equations, Neural networks
    • Possible collective outcomes: fixed points, temporal oscillations, spatial patterns, …
  2. Time indedpendent steady-states:
  3. Stability of Fixed Points:
  4. Biochemical clocks:
  5. Synchronization:

Neural Networks

Biological Clocks

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