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.
William Bialek is the John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics, Associate Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and a Faculty Fellow in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, all at Princeton University.
In addition, he serves as Visiting Presidential Professor of Physics at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he is helping to launch an Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences.
William Bialek, Professor of Physics at Princeton University, discusses why he holds out hope for a mathematical model for the theory of evolution. He explains that while there is consensus that biology obeys the laws of physics, it has yet to be proven that evolutionary trends can be predicted mathematically.