Monthly Archives: June 2014


William Bialek, Princeton University

June 5, 2014

Abstract: Statistical mechanics for real bi! ological networks
Many of life’s most fascinating phenomena emerge from interactions among many elements: many amino acids determine the structure of a single protein, many genes determine the fate of a cell, many neurons are involved in shaping our thoughts and memories. Physicists have long hoped that these collective behaviors could be described using the ideas and methods of statistical mechanics. In the past several years, new, larger scale experiments have made […]