Tuesday November 15, 12 pm ET
The Future of Biological Physics
The Decadal Survey for Biological Physics suggested that there were four key scientific questions the next decade would tackle: what physics problems do organisms need to solve? How do living systems represent and process information? How do macroscopic functions of life emerge from interactions of many microscopic constituents? And, how do living systems navigate parameter space?
Are there any big questions they missed? And, maybe more importantly, what can we do now to train ourselves and our students for the next decade of such questions and their many instantiations?
The discussion will be stimulated by these scientific questions and education, funding, and inequality recommendations contained in the report.
Moderator: Sarah Marzen (Claremont Colleges)
Panellists: Hernan Garcia (University of California, Berkeley), Jasmine Nirody (The Rockefeller University, University of Oxford), Peter Foster (University of Southern California)