To survive, organisms must solve a number of physics problems: converting energy from one form to another, detecting weak signals in a noisy...
Center for the Physics of Biological Function | an NSF Physics Fronteir Center
Welcome to the CUNY-Princeton Center for the Physics of Biological Function
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.