Physics and biology intersect on many scales, from the internal motions of single molecules to the collective motions of animal groups, and from the sub-picosecond dynamics of the initial events in photosynthesis to the multigenerational dynamics of evolutionary change. In these three symposia we highlight recent progress, and current challenges, in the search for a physicists’ understanding of living systems. Lectures include ample time for interruptions and discussion, hopefully bringing both novices and experts to the frontier of the subject.
A bottom-up approach to microbial community assembly
Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The origin of chaos in large interacting ecosystems
Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure
Collective behaviors in large interactive ecosystems: A phase diagram
Chiara Cammarota, King’s College London
Microbial diversity and spatio-temporal chaos
Daniel Fisher, Stanford University
Events begin at 9:30 AM with coffee and bagels, and conclude a bit after 6 PM.
Lunch will be served. For more information see https://biophysics.princeton.edu.
Sponsored by the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, and by the CUNY doctoral programs in Physics and Biology. Supported in part by the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, a joint effort of The Graduate Center and Princeton University.