Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: How Flies Fly
Speaker: Michael Dickinson
Speaker Info: California Institute of Technology
Brief Description:
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A central feature in the natural history and behavior of most insects is the ability to fly through their environment in search of food, shelter, and mates. What physiological and mechanical specializations enable insects to fly stably and orient toward attractive objects? The goal of the research in my laboratory is to reverse engineer the flight control system of a fruit fly, and thus determine the means by which the brain and body function collectively to control the animal
Date: Friday, October 07, 2005
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Tech L211
Contact Person: Malcolm MacIver
Contact email: maciver@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847/ 491-3540
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