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Physics of Life: CPBF Summer School at Princeton University

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The Center for the Physics of Biological Function is pleased to offer a summer school for advanced undergraduates interested in biological physics. The school accepts 24 students and is supported by the National Science Foundation. Physics of Life is a two-week mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem sessions, and small projects with two ultimate goals for students:

To build an understanding of how physics problems emerge from thinking about developing embryos, communicating bacteria, dynamic neural networks, animal behaviors, evolution, and more.

To learn how ideas and methods from statistical physics, simulation, data analysis, and imaging connect to diverse biological phenomena.

The summer school is geared toward third and fourth year undergraduate students with a strong background in physics, biophysics, and biological sciences. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Princeton University (Lead)
City University of New York (CUNY), Graduate Center

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
STEM Fields

Behavioral Neuroscience
Collaborative Research
Computational Biology
Computational Genomics
Computational Modeling
Computational Neuroscience
Computational Organizational Theory
Physical Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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