WILLIAM BIALEK, Princeton University

William Bialek is John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics and a member of the multidisciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, as well as the recipient of two distinguished teaching awards at Princeton. He is also founding director of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY. A theoretical physicist interested in the phenomena of life, he is known for work emphasizing the approach of biological systems to the fundamental physical limits on their performance; in particular, his research has contributed to our understanding of coding and computation in the brain. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and recipient of the 2013 Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience of the Society for Neuroscience. Among his publications is a recent textbook, Biophysics: Searching for Principles.


Tue-Wed, Nov. 1-2      
    Loyola U., Chicago, IL

Wed-Thur, Jan. 18-19      
    U. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 

Wed-Thur, Jan. 25-26        
    Emory U., Atlanta, GA

Tue-Wed, Feb. 7-8            
    U. of South Dakota, Vermillion

Tue-Wed, Feb. 21-22          
    Eckerd C., St. Petersburg, FL

Tue-Wed, Feb, 28-March 1  
    Williams C., Williamstown, MA

Wed-Thur, March 29-30              
    U. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Tue-Wed, April 4-5                        
    St. Michael's C., Colchester, VT


The Galilean Imperative:  A Physicist's Search for Simplicity

More Perfect Than We Imagined:  A Physicist's View of Life

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Love of learning is the guide of life.