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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - At the interface of biology, physics and chemistry: the good, the bad and the ugly.

22nd February 2016, 13:00 to 14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr David Dryden (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Interdisciplinary research between physics, biology and chemistry has been pursued for many years with varying degrees of success. Dr Dryden will present some examples where it has had an impact ranging from good to bad to just plain wrong (or ugly). He will also discuss how we might promote good interdisciplinary research in the sciences within our university system.

(Please note the revised title and abstract).

Fellows' seminars take place on Monday lunchtimes in the seminar room at Cosin's Hall.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues interested in attending a seminar should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

The aim of these seminars is to develop new thinking on the big issues that are of current concern/interest for the Fellows . Each Fellow is asked to present a core idea that informs their current work, or a problem that they are tackling, that could benefit from cross-disciplinary thinking. These seminars are informal and designed to encourage discussion.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.