Woods, Carrie and Smith, Adam
Area of Study
Science and Mathematics
The slime mold Physarum polycephalum creates a tubular plasmodial network between food sources when foraging. We expect through the lens of optimal foraging theory for these tubes to connect food sources in the most efficient, cost effective, and also redundant manner to optimize use of energy and reproduction. We constructed an apparatus for taking data from many plasmodia concurrently and algorithms for tracking plasmodial growth.
Ishii, Rei, "Physarum Polycephalum Network Construction" (2020). Summer Research. 372.
University of Puget Sound