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Physics of Life Summer School: Interdisciplinary Challenges for Early Career Researchers in Non-Equilibrium Physics III

Event description

​Non-equilibrium processes play important roles at many length scales, from controlling chromatin interactions within a cell nucleus to governing the collective dynamics of fish schools. This Summer School will bring together early career researchers and students working across these scales. By identifying common insights between disciplines, this meeting aims to promote collaborations and knowledge exchange among young researchers working in the Physical and Life Sciences. This summer school represents one of the two Summer Schools that will be delivered by PoLNET3 and is being delivered with the support of the Higgs Centre.

Invited Speakers

  • Grigory Tikhomirov (UC Berkeley)

  • Simon Weir (School of Physics, Edinburgh)

  • Anne Meeussen (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard)

  • David Brückner (IST Austria, Vienna)

  • Fabio Giavazzi (Dept. of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, Milan)

  • Silvia Grigolon (Sorbonne, Paris)

  • Matthias Merkel (Turing Centre for Living Systems, Marseilles)

  • Varda Faghir Hagh (James Frank Institute, Chicago)

  • Peter Morse (Chemistry, Duke)

  • Laura Alvarez (Dept. of Materials, ETH)

  • Daniel A. Matoz-Fernandez (Physics of Living Matter Group, Warsaw)

  • Berta Martinez-Prat (Dept. de Química Física, Barcelona)

  • Nikta Fakhri (MIT, Boston)

  • Pierre Ronceray (Turing center for living systems, Marseille)

  • Efe Ilker (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems)

  • Nahuel Freitas (Department of Physics and Materials Science, Luxembourg)

  • Sara Dal Cengio (Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Physics, Grenoble-Alpes)

  • Edgar Roldán (ICTP-Quantitative Life Science)

  • Lisa Tran (Department of Physics, Utrecht University)

  • Alice Thorneywork (Dept of Physics, Cambridge)

  • Francesco Caravelli (Los Alamos National Lab)

  • Pierfrancesco Urbani (IPhT Saclay)

  • Francesco Cagnetta (EPFL Lausanne)

  • Yasaman Bahri (Google Research)

  • Marylou Gabrié (Flatiron Inst, New York)

  • Anna Paola Muntoni (Politecnico, Torino)

  • Aurélien Decelle (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

  • Alessandro Manacorda (University of Luxembourg)

  • Stefania Melillo (CNR, Rome)

  • Alexandre Nicolas (Université de Lyon & Explain)

  • Lindsay Kerr (Institute of Genetic and Cancer, Edinburgh)

  • Alex Payne-Dwyer (University of York)

  • Linus Schumacher (Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh)

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Physics of Life Summer School: Interdisciplinary Challenges for Early Career Researchers in Non-Equilibrium Physics III


James Clerk Maxwell Building (Find us on campus maps)
Peter Guthrie Tait Road


  • Elisabeth Agoritsas
    • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Gianmaria Falasco
    • University of Luxembourg
  • Mattia Marenda
    • University of Edinburgh
  • Helena Massana-Cid
    • Sapienza University of Rome
  • Davide Michieletto
    • University of Edinburgh
  • Antonio Ortiz-Ambriz
    • University of Barcelona
  • Valentina Ros
    • Université Paris-Saclay