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The logistics suite connects fluid convection, neuron discharge, the Mandelbrot set and much more.
The logistics suite connects fluid convection : Natural water convection in subvertical fractures, fracture zones, or faults can perturb the temperature field around the fracture and enhance and focus vertical heat flow within. We investigate, by means of numerical simulation, the effects of convection in a deeply buried vertical fracture zone. Fracture zone transmissivity, defined as permeability times thickness of the permeable region, is found to be the primary control on convection style rather than fracture zone thickness or permeability alone. Learn more
Neuron discharge : Cultures of neurons from rat neocortex exhibit spontaneous, temporally patterned, network activity. Such a distributed activity in vitro constitutes a possible framework for combining theoretical and experimental approaches, linking the single-neuron discharge properties to network phenomena. In this work, we addressed the issue of closing the loop, from the identification of the single-cell discharge properties to the prediction of collective network phenomena. Thus, we compared these predictions with the spontaneously emerging network activity in vitro, detected by substrate arrays of microelectrodes. Therefore, we characterized the single-cell discharge properties to Gauss-distributed noisy currents, under pharmacological blockade of the synaptic transmission. Learn more
The Mandelbrot set :
The term Mandelbrot set is used to refer both to a general class of fractal sets and to a particular instance of such a set. In general, a Mandelbrot set marks the set of points in the complex plane such that the corresponding Julia set is connected and not computable. Learn more
« The » Mandelbrot set is the set obtained from the quadratic recurrence equation