NBIA Colloquium via Zoom by Ray Goldstein, Cambridge University

Title: Stirring Tails of Evolution

We would like to invite you to this week’s (Zoom) Colloquium on

                          Friday, Feb 26 at 3:15 PM

Speaker: Ray Goldstein (Cambridge University)

Title: Stirring Tails of Evolution

Abstract: This is a lecture on the fascinating dynamics of cilia, microscopic hairlike appendages whose motion drives fluid flows in our bodies and which also power motility of swimming microorganisms. Experimental and theoretical techniques from physics have helped unravel the stochastic nonlinear dynamics of these key organelles.

Bio: Ray Goldstein received his PhD in condensed matter theory from Cornell University and did postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago. Following faculty positions in physics and applied mathematics at Princeton University and the University of Arizona, he moved to the University of Cambridge in 2006 as the Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.  His research focuses on theoretical and experimental aspects of non-equilibrium phenomena and biological physics, with particular emphasis on the physics of multicellularity. 

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The colloquium will be moderated by Amin Doostmohammadi and we strongly encourage you to participate actively by asking questions during the talk. Amin will briefly remind you how this can be done just before the colloquium starts.