Summer School

UPDATE: For information about the 2020 Online summer school, go here: The Physics of Life Online Summer School 2020

























The Physics of Life Summer School at Princeton University will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We instead plan on hosting a weekly online seminar open to all undergraduates that will cover a broad range of topics in Biological Physics. Seminar details and the schedule will be posted here soon. Please email if you have questions.

The Physics of Life - June 15-26, 2020 @ Princeton University

The Center for the Physics of Biological Function is pleased to offer a summer school for advanced undergraduates who are interested in biological physics. The 2020 school is limited to 24 students, and is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The school is a two weeks mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem sessions and small projects of lectures, seminars, and hands-on exercises with two ultimate goals for students:

  1. To build an understanding of how physics problems emerge from thinking about developing embryos, communicating bacteria, dynamic neural networks, animal behaviors, evolution, and more.
  2. To learn how ideas and methods from statistical physics, simulation, data analysis, and imaging connect to diverse biological phenomena.


View past program syllabi:

PDF icon2019 Lectures program

Three students interact in lab