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Coordinator 講座活動總策劃

Chi-Keung Chan 陳志強 (MORE)

- Research fellow, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica 中央研究院物理研究所


William Bialek (MORE)

- John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics, Princeton University
- Visiting Presidential Professor of Physics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A theoretical physicist interested in the phenomena of life, Bialek is known for his work emphasizing the approach of biological systems to the fundamental physical limits on their performance. Most recently, he and his collaborators have shown how the collective states of biological systems, such as the activity in a network of neurons or the flight directions in a flock of birds, can be described using ideas from statistical physics, connecting them in quantitative detail with new experimental data.

Bialek has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 2001. He has received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton, and recently published a textbook, Biophysics: Searching for Principles. A member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society, he received the 2013 Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience.


10/30(Mon.) Mini workshop - Principles in Complex Biophysical Systems and beyond

 1F Auditorium, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica

Speaker / Title
Welcome Address
Director Ting-Kuo Lee (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
William Bialek (Princeton University)
Thinking about 1000 neurons
Coffee Break
Chao-Ping Hsu (Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica)
Noises and dynamics in cells: Mathematical modeling in systems biology
Chin-Kun Hu (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
Analytic solution of a phenotype transition model for a single cell
Chuan-Chin Chiao (National Tsing Hua University)
Encoding a sequence of dynamical contrast pattern in the mouse retina
Chi-Keung Chan (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
Anticipative Dynamics of A retina
Keng-Hui Lin (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
The Origins of Apical Constriction Force of Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) Cysts
Yonggun Jun (National Central University)
Regulation of the mitotic motor protein Eg5 by Casein Kinase 2 and cancer drug treatment
Lin I (National Central University)
Cooperative motion of confluent endothelial/cancer cell mixtures
Chia-Fu Chou (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
Pattern Formation of Cell-Division Regulating Min-Proteins in Bacteria Cells
Jihwan Myung (Taipei Medical University)
Encoding information beyond the circadian scale in the multi-oscillator circadian clock
Ming-Chya Wu (National Central University)
Developing adaptive data analysis approaches for protein research
Coffee Break
Yeu-Kuang Hwu (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
Multi-scale multi-dimensional imaging for brain
Chi-Tin Shih (Tunghai University)
From neuronal images to brain network
Chung-Chuan Lo (National Tsing Hua University)
Diversity and Stability in the Dynamics of a Fruit Fly Brain Model
Yung-Fu Chen (National Central University)
Brownian motion of electric circuits in feedback- created virtual potentials
Cheng-Hung Chang (National Chiao Tung University)
Conditions for equivalent fluctuations in hierarchical biological networks

P.S. All short talks are 15 min including time for questions.

(Language: English 全程以英文進行)

10/31(Tue.) Public talk 公開演講 - The physics of life: How much can we calculate?

 Intl. Conference Room (3F), Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Academia Sinica 中央研究院人文社會科學館 3F 國際會議廳

Time 時間
Activities 活動

Opening 開場

Public Talk 公開演講 - The physics of life: How much can we calculate?

[Abstract 摘要]
In the four hundred years since Galileo, the physics community has constructed a remarkably successful mathematical description of the world around us. From deep inside the atomic nucleus to the structure of the universe on the largest scales, from the flow air over the wing of an airplane to the flow of electrons in a computer chip, we can predict in detail what we see, and what will happen when we look in places we have never looked before. What are the limits to this predictive power? In particular, can we imagine a theoretical physicist's approach to the complex and diverse phenomena of the living world? Is there something fundamentally unpredictable about life, or are we missing some deep theoretical principles that could bring the living world under the predictive umbrella of physics? Exploring this question gives us an opportunity to reflect on what we expect from our scientific theories, and on many beautiful phenomena. I hope to leave you with a deeper appreciation for the precision of life's basic mechanisms, and with optimism about the prospects for better theories.

Coffee Break 休息時間

Forum and Discussions 論壇

[Panelist 與談人]
Dr. Ann-Shyn Chiang 江安世院士
Dr. Y. Henry Sun 孫以瀚特聘研究員
Dr. Hoong-Chien Lee 李弘謙教授

(Language : English 全程以英文進行)

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