We often study complex biological systems that were sculpted over long timescales by evolution, as well as the process of evolution itself. In this symposium, we turn instead to self-organizing systems and study ways in which life itself can emerge. This field is highly multi-disciplinary, drawing on tools and perspectives from biology, chemistry, physics, and applied math.
11:00AM - 12:30PM EST: Life is What?
Sara Walker, Arizona State University
1:00 - 2:30PM EST: Lessons from molecular evolution: From origin of life to phage-based nano materials
Irene Chen, UCLA
3:00 - 4:30PM EST: Living Synthetic Matter
Michael Brenner, Harvard University
- CPBF an NSF PFC
- Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS)
- CUNY doctoral programs in Physics and Biology