Center for the Physics of Biological Function | an NSF Physics Frontier Center
The Center for the Physics of Biological Function (CPBF), a joint effort between The Graduate Center at CUNY and Princeton University, is one of eleven Physics Frontier Centers established by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). We are a collection of scientists working at the interface of physics and biology with the goal of creating a physicist’s understanding of living systems: a physics of biological function that connects the myriad details of life, across all scales, to fundamental and universal physical principles. Our center focuses on new scientific opportunities and educational programs, integrating theory and experiment, research and education.
Biophysics Seminar Series
Susanne Still: Thermodynamics of information processing
Julia M. Yeomans: Active nematic physics in cell layers and tissues
Rosalind Allen: TBD
learn more about current research at the Center, see the work to be presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society 2021
Congratulations to Xiaowen Chen who received her PhD written under the direction of Professor William Bialek.