Davide Vergni

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The problem of front propagation in flowing media is addressed for laminar velocity fields in two dimensions. Three representative cases are discussed: stationary cellular flow, stationary shear flow, and percolating flow. Production terms of Fisher-Kolmogorov-Petrovskii-Piskunov type and of Arrhenius type are considered under the assumption of no feedback(More)
The problem of front propagation in a stirred medium is addressed in the case of cellular flows in three different regimes: slow reaction, fast reaction and geometrical optics limit. It is well known that a consequence of stirring is the enhancement of front speed with respect to the nonstirred case. By means of numerical simulations and theoretical(More)
We have developed a rat brain organotypic culture model, in which tissue slices contain cortex-subventricular zone-striatum regions, to model neuroblast activity in response to in vitro ischemia. Neuroblast activation has been described in terms of two main parameters, proliferation and migration from the subventricular zone into the injured cortex. We(More)
Front propagation in two-dimensional steady and unsteady cellular flows is investigated in the limit of very fast reaction and sharp front, i.e., in the geometrical optics limit. For the steady flow, a simplified model allows for an analytical prediction of the front speed v f dependence on the stirring intensity U, which is in good agreement with numerical(More)
The exit-time statistics of experimental turbulent data is analyzed. By looking at the exit-time moments (inverse structure functions) it is possible to have a direct measurement of scaling properties of the laminar statistics. It turns out that the inverse structure functions show a much more extended intermediate dissipative range than the structure(More)
As far as we know, three non-mutually exclusive reasons have been given to account for the complex scaling behaviour observed in IP traac on small time scales, namely: data fragmentation due to protocol layering; complex interactions in the network between traac ows and data and storage elements; the TCP mechanism. Focusing on the TCP mechanism, we(More)
We present a comprehensive investigation of ǫ-entropy, h(ǫ), in dynamical systems, stochastic processes and turbulence. Particular emphasis is devoted on a recently proposed approach to the calculation of the ǫ-entropy based on the exit-time statistics. The advantages of this method are demonstrated in examples of deterministic diffusive maps, intermittent(More)
We investigate invasions from a biological reservoir to an initially empty, heterogeneous habitat in the presence of advection. The habitat consists of a periodic alternation of favorable and unfavorable patches. In the latter the population dies at fixed rate. In the former it grows either with the logistic or with an Allee effect type dynamics, where the(More)
The problem of inverse statistics (statistics of distances for which the signal fluctuations are larger than a certain threshold) in differentiable signals with power law spectrum, E(k) approximately k(-alpha), 3< or =alpha<5, is discussed. We show that for these signals, with random phases, exit-distance moments follow a bifractal distribution. We also(More)