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in the Eberly College of Science


Quantum degenerate gases, laser-cooled atomic clocks, optical lattices, etc.

Biological Physics

Interactions across scales from intracellular signalling to ecosystems.

Condensed Matter

Quantum coherent ground states, spintronics, magnetism, materials physics, and nanoscience.

Gravitational Physics

Quantum gravity and general relativity.

Particle Astrophysics

Ultrahigh energy cosmic-rays, cosmological neutrinos, cosmic antimatter, etc.
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A gene regulatory network with an important role in embryonic development

The main line of inquiry of our group is the understanding of the dynamics of biological systems arising from interactions at different scales and organizational levels. Cellular function emerges from the interaction of numerous molecular components. Interactions among groups of cells determine how multi-cellular organisms develop and how tissues and organs function. Individual and population-level interactions form the basis of population biology and ecology. All these problems can seldom be solved by the reductionist method and they call for creative and interdisciplinary approaches.

AlbertReka Albert (Theory, Computation)
BaiLu Bai
CollinsJohn Collins (Theory, Computation)
CrespiVincent (Vin) Crespi (Theory, Experiment, Computation)
JinDezhe Jin (Theory, Computation)
KozhevnikovAlexay (Alex) Kozhevnikov (Computation)

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