Christopher Lynn

Assistant Professor of Physics, Quantitative Biology Institute & Wu Tsai Institute
Yale University

PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania


I received my PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. I am interested in understanding the complexities of human cognition and behavior across scales, from neurons and brain regions interacting to support cognition, to individual humans learning and representing complex systems in the world around them, to entire groups of humans communicating to generate collective behaviors. To uncover the mechanisms underlying human behavior, my research combines ideas from information theory, statistical mechanics, network science, and cognitive neuroscience.