William Bialek is the John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics and a member of the Lewis–Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. A theoretical biophysicist, Bialek has explored research interests that span the dynamics of individual biological molecules to learning and cognition. He is best known for contributing to our understanding of coding and computation in the brain and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Bialek is a highly regarded teacher that has dedicated much of his time to introducing physics students to the field of biophysics. He co-authored the textbook Spikes: Exploring the Neural Code and authored the textbook Biophysics: Searching for Principles.
Talks with this Speaker
As biology becomes increasingly quantifiable, William Bialek posits that scientists can develop unifying theories for biology that predict precisely how living systems work. (Talk recorded in December 2014)
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