Bill Bialek (Princeton)
Graham Leggett (Sheffield)
Julia Yeomans (Oxford)
Tom McLeish (York)
Mark Leake (York)
Debbie Smith (York)
Brian Fulton, Debbie Smith, New PVCR, Kieran Gibson, James Moyer, Jeremy Mottram + YBRI theme leads (Ian Hitchcock, Jenny Southgate, Tony Morland)
Register and come to a half-day of celebration and launches of activities in support of research bringing physical and life scientists together, now known by the Physics of Life.
The new Physics of Life Group at York celebrates its new dedicated facility – two floors of laboratories and workspaces where experimentalists and theoreticians working together with biologists co-locate their research.
The group is also running in collaboration with colleagues in Durham, Leeds and many other UK universities, the newly-announced £360k third phase of the UK-wide ‘Physics of Life Network+’, funded through EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC. Funding workshops, sandpits, summer schools and pump-priming research, the Network’s first activity in this new phase is a 2-day workshop on the Physics of Brains, immediately following this launch day. We are delighted to welcome Prof. William Bialek, a theoretical physicist who has made leading contributions to neuroscience, at both events.
|12.30||Lunch and welcome|
|13:15||Tom Mcleish (York) - Launch welcome|
|13:20||Debbie Smith (PVC Research, York) on interdisciplinarity at York|
Graham Leggett (Sheffield) - The Origins of PoLNet
|13:50||Mark Leake (York) - The York story of biological physics|
|14:10||Julia Yeomans (Oxford) - TBC|
|14:50||Local talk 1|
|15:10||Local talk 2|
|15:30||Tea and tour|
|16:00||Mark Leake (York) - TBC|
|16:30||Local talk 3|
William Bialek (Princeton) - The Experience of ‘Physics of Life’ in the USA
|17:30||Refreshments and welcomes from heads of faculty and departments|