The Physics of Living Matter: Space, Time and Information: Proceedings of the 27th Solvay Conference on Physics

David Gross (Editor), Alexandre Sevrin (Editor), Boris Schraiman (Editor)

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Abstract

Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The format is quite different from other conferences as the emphasis is placed on discussion. The 27th edition held in October 2017 in Brussels and chaired by Boris Shraiman continued this tradition and addressed some of the most pressing open questions in the fields of biophysics, gathering many of the leading figures working on a wide variety of profound problems.

The proceedings contain the "rapporteur talks" giving a broad overview with unique insights by distinguished renowned scientists. These lectures cover the five sessions: "Intra-cellular Structure and Dynamics", "Cell Behavior and Control", "Inter-cellular Interactions and Patterns", "Morphogenesis", "Evolutionary dynamics".

In the Solvay tradition, the proceedings also include the prepared comments to the rapporteur talks. The discussions among the participants — expert, yet lively and sometimes contentious — have been edited to retain their flavor and are reproduced in full. The reader is taken on a breathtaking ride through a fascinating field which is expanding rapidly and which was for the first time the subject of a Solvay Conference on Physics.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages348
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-3239-26-5
ISBN (Print)978-891-3239-24-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event27th Solvay Conference in Physics: The Physics of Living Matter: Space, Time and Information in Biology - Hotel Metropole, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 19 Oct 201721 Oct 2017

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