Can We Predict the Limits of Evolution?
The Graduate Center, CUNY - Prohnasky Auditorium
This lecture will give us a glimpse of science at the frontier of our understanding, where physicists and biologists are collaborating -- and debating -- in an effort to tame the complexity of life. William Bialek is the John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University and Visiting Presidential Professor of Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he leads the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences. He is a leading figure in the growing effort to bring the beautiful phenomena of life under the powerful predictive umbrella of theoretical physics.