2018-01-09T13:46:57Z (GMT) by Angelika Manhart
This video shows a realization of an individual based model (IBM) for myxobacteria. Each arrow represents an bacterium, colors help distinguishing their orientation. Bacteria align upon meeting, reverse in dependence on the density of oncoming bacteria, but cannot reverse immediately after a reversal. Two families of counter-propagating traveling waves form, however when waves meet, many bacteria actually reverse, hence the waves merely seem to go through each other even though they are partially reflected off each other.<br>