The Provost Lecture Series 6


Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:45


Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250


Title: On things that grow

Speaker: Professor Simone Pigolotti, Biological Complexity Unit

Chair: Professor Izumi Fukunaga, Sensory and Behavioural Neuroscience Unit



Thanks to progress in physics, we understand fairly well the behavior of inanimate matter at thermodynamic equilibrium. But can physics help us understand things that are out of equilibrium and alive? In this Lecture, using examples from our research, I will try to convince the audience that the answer is yes.


Venue: Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250


16:00- 17:15: Introduction, Lecture and Q&A

17:15-17:45 Teatime

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The Provost Lecture Series will provide an opportunity to celebrate milestones in the careers of OIST faculty members. It will recognize newly promoted professors and those who have received prestigious awards. It will highlight faculty achievements and create a space for retiring professors to talk about their research accomplishments and lessons learned over the course of their career. It is a way to celebrate OIST faculty, introduce them to the broader OIST community, acknowledge their research successes, share about their teaching and mentorship of students, and honor their service to the university.


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