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Nature's engines: Powering life

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17:30 – 20:30 11 Dec 2012
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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Professor Julia Yeomans

Active systems, from cells and bacteria to flocks of birds, create their own energy that they use to move and to control the complex processes needed for life.
A goal of biophysicists is to construct the new theories needed to understand these living systems, which operate far from equilibrium.
To this end we are asking questions like: How do biomolecules find their way across crowded cells? How do birds, bacteria and cells self-organise into similar patterns? Do tiny marine creatures stir the ocean?
Julia Yeomans is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and Pauline Chan Fellow, St. Hilda’s College. She is interested in she applications of statistical physics to soft and biological matter.
Tea and coffee will be available before the talk from 5:30 and there will be a reception with mulled wine and mince pies afterwards, ending around 8:30.
Membership of the IOP is not required and there is no registration fee. If you would like to attend then please contact Emma Suckling
before 4 December at: e.suckling@lse.ac.uk
Leaflet (PDF, 141 KB): http://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/ncp/calendar/info/file_58899.pdf

Event type: Event
Organised by: IOP Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group
Contact details: Emma Suckling
Email: e.suckling@lse.ac.uk

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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT
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17:30 – 20:30 11 Dec 2012

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