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Biophysics: Searching for Principles

“Biophysics: Searching for principles”, to be held at the The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in New York City on Sep. 14 -16, 2022. The Conference will bring together world leaders in theoretical biophysics, experts on the educational challenges in the field, as well as notable theorists in other fields of physics.

The Conference will survey achievements and the interface of theoretical physics and biology, focusing on exploring connections between theoretical biophysics and the rest of theoretical physics, as well as ways in which this field is unique. Finally, the Conference will aim to understand challenges and opportunities involved in teaching the next generation of scientists at this interface. The Conference will additionally mark achievements of Prof. William Bialek, one of the leaders of the field, in honor of his qualifying for the senior discount on New Jersey Transit.


Steven Block, Stanford University
Naama Brenner, Technion, Israel
Curtis Callan, Princeton University
Andrea Cavagna, Institute for Complex Systems, Rome, Italy
Lucy Colwell, University of Cambridge 
Michael Desai, Harvard University
Adrienne Fairhall, University of Washington
Irene Giardina, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Thomas Gregor, Princeton University
John Hopfield, Princeton University
Steven Kivelson, Stanford University
Judith Klinman, UC Berkeley 
Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University
Marc Mezard, ENS, Paris, France
Jose Onuchic, Rice University
Leslie Osborne, Duke University
Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago
Robert de Ruyter van Steveninck, Indiana University
Elad Schneidman, Weizmann Institute, Israel 
Tatiana Sharpee, Salk Institute
Greg Stephens, Vrije University, Amsterdam
David Tank, Princeton University
Gasper Tkacik, IST, Austria
Massimo Vergassola, ENS, Paris, France
and others TBA
Roundtable Discussants:
Blaise Arcas y Aguera, Google
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
Phil Nelson, University of Pennsylvania
Fernando Pereira, Google
Marc Potters, CFM
Eva-Maria Schoetz, Swarthmore College
Boris Shraiman, KITP, UC Santa Barbara
Steven Strong
Alessandro Treves, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Eric Wieschaus, Princeton University
Chris Wiggins, Columbia University / NYT
and others TBA
Thierry Mora, ENS, Paris, France
Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
David Schwab, CUNY / Facebook 
Aleksandra Walczak, ENS, Paris, France
Administrative Support:
Tiera Ward (Emory University)
Gouen Minshall (CUNY)


More information coming soon!

Conference Registration

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Conference Registration