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Adam Lamson and Chris Edelmaier - What happens when you smash together a physicist and a biologist?

posted Oct 13, 2016, 1:44 PM by Adam Ellzey   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 2:11 PM ]
 Tuesday, October 18th at 5pm
Gamow Tower, 11th Floor,
Commons Room
Free Pizza
What happens when you smash together a physicist and a biologist?
Physicists and biologists are mortal enemies right? Wrong! No discipline is ever truly strict in terms of what might fall under it’s auspices. Biophysics, however, is on a completely different level when it comes to interdisciplinarity. Modern biophysics has come toencapsulate the sciences of biology, chemistry, optical physics, soft matter physics, computational physics, statistical mechanics, and genetics, to name but a few. This led a couple of young disillusioned particle physicists to find a field ripe with questions waiting to be explained using common physics techniques. Harnessing the power of supercomputers, they have answered biological problems through the use of physics as well as shed light on physics problems through the use of biology. After all you cannot really have one without the other.

Adam Lamson and Chris Edelmaier
Biophysics Group

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