The Center for the Physics of Biological Function is pleased to offer a summer school for advanced undergraduates who are interested in biological physics. The school is an intense two weeks of lectures, seminars, and hands-on exercises with two ultimate goals for students:
To build an understanding of how physics problems emerge from thinking about developing embryos, communicating bacteria, dynamic neural networks, animal behaviors, evolution, and more.
To learn how ideas and methods from statistical physics, simulation, data analysis, and imaging connect to diverse biological phenomena.
Eligibility – The summer school is geared toward third and fourth undergraduate students with a strong background in physics, biophysics, and biological sciences. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required.
Deadline – Application review begins on March 15, 2019.
Apply online – Click here to complete the online application. You will be required to submit a statement of purpose, undergraduate course transcript, and the contact information for one recommendation letter writer.
The school is tuition free. Housing on Princeton campus and meals will be provided for school participants. However, please note that we cannot support travel costs.
Additional Salary Information: Please note that we cannot support travel costs.
About Princeton University
The Center for the Physics of Biological Function (CPBF), a joint effort between The Graduate Center at CUNY and Princeton University, is one of eleven Physics Frontier Centers established by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). We are a collection of scientists working at the interface of physics and biology with the goal of creating a physicist’s understanding of living systems: a physics of biological function that connects the myriad details of life, across all scales, to fundamental and universal physical principles. Our center focuses on new scientific opportunities and educational programs, integrating theory and experiment, research and education. For more details https://biophysics.princeton.edu/