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The Graduate Center and Princeton University Explore the Interface Between Physics and Biology

October 23, 2017

The Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) has entered into a joint endeavor with Princeton University to explore the interface between biology and physics through the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function.

This effort will be supported by the National Science Foundation through a $13 million grant over five years.

The new center will support research at the Graduate Center, including the mentoring of postdoctoral fellows and a regular series of symposia and seminars. Public programs will bring the excitement of center activities to a broader audience, and an annual summer school for advanced undergraduates, to be held at Princeton, will expose CUNY students to new intellectual opportunities at the borders of classical scientific disciplines.