Geometry of Life
Date: TUESDAY, October 10th, 2017
Speaker: Jayanth R. Banavar, UO provost and senior vice president
Banavar, whose research frequently involves interdisciplinary collaboration with the life sciences, is currently focused on applying the techniques of statistical physics to solve interdisciplinary problems, explaining, for example, why biological molecules tend to curl up into helices or to understand the rich biodiversity of tropical forests and coral reefs. Banavar earned his doctorate in physics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Host: Ray Frey
Location: 100 Willamette Hall
Reception from 3:40-3:55 Willamette Hall Paul Olum Atrium