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APS Workshop on Opportunities in Biological Physics

March 12, 2006 Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland Organized by APS Division of Biological Physics http://www.aps.org/units/dbp/meetings.cfm Biology is a rapidly changing field that has been making tremendous strides forward in recent years. Biology is changing from a descriptive to a quantitative and conceptually profound field. This workshop will showcase a sample of the rich opportunities in biology for physicists. It is aimed at physicists, especially graduate students and postdocs, who are curious about how a background in physics can provide a unique perspective of biological systems. We believe that physicists will make a substantial contribution to this revolution by working together with biologists.

The workshop will start at 8 am with both morning and afternoon sessions. Participants are on their own for lunch.

Invited speakers include: William Bialek (Princeton) Robijn Bruinsma (UCLA) Hans Frauenfelder (Los Alamos) Klaus Lehnertz (Bonn) Yale Goldman (Penn) Boris Shraiman (Santa Barbara) (tentative) Charles Stevens (Salk Institute) Zuzanna Siwy (Irvine) Sunney Xie (Harvard)

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee: Dean Astumian, DBP Vice Chair, astumian@maine.edu Clare Yu, cyu@uci.edu

Organizing Committee: Shirley Chan, DBP Secretary/Treasurer Ken Cole, APS Liaison Harold Craighead Hans Frauenfelder Marilyn Gunner, DBP Chair-Elect Steve Hagen, DBP Member-at-Large Peter Jung, DBP Chair Herbert Levine, DBP Member-at-Large Heiner Linke Denis Rousseau, DBP Past-Chair Zuzanna Siwy Xiaowei Zhuang

Foreign speakers sponsored by the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (I2CAM).

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