• Building a Cell from the Bottom Up 

      Ross, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-09)
      Biology utilizes energy to organize itself from the nanoscale to the macroscopic scale. We seek to determine the universal principles of organization from the molecular scale that give rise to architecture on the cellular ...
    • Networks of Neurons Create Complex Dynamics: Statistical Physics and a Simple Model for the Control of Breathing 

      Levine, Alex (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-11-02)
      “Cogito ergo sum.” In the physical sciences, there is a long history of thinking about thinking, going back at least as far as René Descartes’ famous pronouncement. Much more recently, a combination of neuroscientists and ...
    • The Statistical Mechanics of Graphene Membranes and Ribbons 

      Nelson, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-12)
      Understanding deformations of macroscopic thin plates and shells has a long and rich history, culminating with the Foeppl-von Karman equations in 1904. These highly nonlinear equations are characterized by a dimensionless ...