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Colloquium

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Colloquium

The bellow is colloquium schedule in Physics department. Every Wednesday 4:00 PM, colloquium is held in seminar room (Science Building III -201) Also, Free tea time will be held 30 minutes before colloquium stars. Please visit and enjoy the colloquium and tea time.

 

Colloquium 장소 및 시간: 세미나실(공학3동 201호) 오후 4시
연락처 : 물리학과 김기석교수 (279-2082), tkfkd@postech.ac.kr

          물리학과 사무실 김수경 (279-5971) skyung@postech.ac.kr

Between Statistical Physics and Biophysics

speaker : Prof. Wokyung Sung[POSTECH]

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date : 2014-5-28

For the past 28 years since I was at POSTECH, my research area has been statistical physics. One of my major concerns has been the interface between physics and biology, particularly between statistical physics and biophysics. The bio-soft condensed matter systems in mesoscale (e.g., biopolymers, membranes, and cells) “live on” thermal fluctuations, and due to their unusual structural flexibility and connectivity, manifest a variety of emergent, cooperative behaviors, which can be related to biological self-organization. In this retirement commemorative talk, I will overview the pathway I have taken in the valley deep between two different sciences, searching for new statistical physics problems and paradigms.