Applications to Biology and Medicine

  • Vincenzo Capasso
  • David Bakstein
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


This chapter is devoted to an analysis of fundamental results related to topics that have attracted the attention of a large number of scientists from many disciplines. The key issue is individual-based models and their approximation, leading to the so-called mean field models and to nonlinear PDEs. This category includes ant colonies, herd behavior, and swarm intelligence, all of which have generated a large and current body of research in biology, physics, operations research, economics, and related fields. An additional result refers to an important application of Itô-Lévy calculus to stochastic models in neurosciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Capasso
    • 1
  • David Bakstein
    • 1
  1. 1.ADAMSS (Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Applied Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

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