Boston University Theory of Living Systems Meeting 2019

Note: *Registration required*

When: May 30, 2019 (Thu), 12:00AM to May 31, 2019 (Fri), 06:00PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 113
Hosted by: Alexander Golden

We are planning the second annual Theory of Living Systems here at Boston University, to take place on Thursday, May 30 through Friday, May 31, 2019, made possible by the generous support of the Simons Foundation through their MMLS Program.

Our goal is to bring together theorists to discuss conceptual challenges in biology. We envision this conference as a unique opportunity to expose the abstract and mathematical side of research that transcends specific systems. The theme of this second meeting is dynamics and organization in space. This theme includes many diverse biological phenomena, but often using familiar tools. By bringing many different perspectives together, we hope that the conference will catalyze major theoretical advances.

The conference will consist of two full days of talks, starting Thursday morning (May 30) and ending Friday evening at 6pm (May 31), held in the Metcalf Science Center on the campus of Boston University. Thursday lunch will include a poster session, to which all attendees are welcome to contribute. We will be selecting certain poster abstracts to give talks. The registration fee covers lunch and coffee breaks for both days. Early registration at a reduced rate is available until April 24, 2019, which is the soft deadline for abstract submissions.

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Please email Alexander Golden at if you have any questions.

Invited Speakers:

Antonio Celani

The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste

Edouard Hannezo

Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Eva Kanso

University of Southern California, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Eleni Katifori

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Andrea Liu

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Jacques Prost

Institute Curie, Laboratoire Physico-Chimie

Jennifer Schwarz

Syracuse University, Department of Physics

Massimo Vergassola

University of California, San Diego, Department of Physics