There will be a FREE physics dialogue, “It’s a small world after all: a day in the life of molecules and cells,” given by Joshua Shaevitz, Princeton University, at 5:30 PM, Thursday, June 14, at the Aspen Center for Physics, 6th & Gillespie. The human body is made up of a hundred trillion tiny cells but single-celled organisms can also be found in nearly every niche on air, land, and sea from the deepest ocean trenches to the nastiest chemical plumes. Cells possess remarkable abilities to eat and digest a huge variety of substances, to smell chemicals and see light, to move in complex surroundings, and to reproduce identical copies of themselves. I will introduce some intriguing elements of physics at the cellular and molecular scales and highlight a number of ways in which biological organisms have solved complex engineering problems with remarkable success. For more information about all of our 50th Anniversary events, please see www.aspenphys.org or call 925-2585.
Free Physics Dialogue, “It’s a Small World After All: A Day in the Life of Molecules and Cells”
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