Archive for the ‘Course 2010’ Category

Martin Hanczyc: martin@ifk.sdu.dk University of Southern Denmark Takashi Ikegami: ikeg@sacral.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp University of Tokyo, Komaba Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, November 24, 2010 Abstract We have developed a simple chemical system capable of self-movement in order to study the physicochemical origins of movement. We propose how this system may be useful in the study of […]

Stuart A. Newman New York Medical College Newman@NYMC.edu Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, November 10, 2010 Abstract The evolutionary origin of the egg stage of animal development presents several difficulties for conventional developmental and evolutionary narratives. If the egg’s internal organization represents a template for key features of the developed organism, why can taxa […]

B. Roy Frieden Optical Science Univ. of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 85721 roy.frieden@optics.arizona.edu Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, October 20, 2010 Abstract Living systems use information and energy to maintain stable entropy in a system that is far from thermodynamic equilibrium. However, a quantitative relationship between information and the function and growth of a living […]

Kai Lu Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry National University of Singapore lukai83@gmail.com Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, September 29, 2010 Abstract Presentation /files/presentations/Lu2010.pdf Links

Evgenii Rudnyi CADFEM GmbH, Germany erudnyi@cadfem.de Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, September 22, 2010 Abstract In this talk, short introduction to numerical solution of partial differential equation from an engineering viewpoint is given. We start with different discretization schemes, discuss numerical errors and then consider typical simulation process with modern simulation software. Finally we discuss system simulation. […]

Ute Deichmann Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Ben-Gurion University of the Negev uted@bgu.ac.il Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, August 18, 2010 Abstract Dissatisfied with the descriptive and speculative methods of evolutionary biology of his time, the physiologist Jacques Loeb (1859–1924), best known for his “engineering” approach to […]

William R. Buckley Department of Plant Science University of Manitoba wrb@calevinst.org Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, August 11, 2010 Abstract Presentation /files/presentations/Buckley2010.pdf Links http://twitter.com/#!/wrbuckley

Dr. Natalie K. Björklund-Gordon, BSc, PhD Silver Bog Research silverbogresearch@mts.net Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, July 21, 2010 Abstract Presentation /files/presentations/Bjoerklund-Gordon2010.pdf Links

Gerald H. Pollack Department of Bioengineering University of Washington ghp@u.washington.edu Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, July 7, 2010 Abstract School children learn that water has three phases: solid, liquid and vapor. But we have recently uncovered what appears to be a fourth phase. This phase occurs next to water-loving (hydrophilic) surfaces. It is surprisingly […]

Richard Gordon Department of Radiology University of Manitoba gordonr@cc.umanitoba.ca Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, June 30, 2010 Abstract Presentation /files/presentations/Gordon2010june.pdf Links http://www.science20.com/cosmic_embryo