Making the Chicken from the Egg: A Physicist's View of Animal Development


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  • Speaker: David Lubensky (U-M Physics)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/09/2013
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description:

    Every animal begins its life by undergoing a remarkable process of self-organization: Somehow, starting from a tiny, single-celled egg, it creates an incredibly complex adult organism, with a wide variety of precisely constructed tissues and organs. How do animals manage to do this, and moreover to do it reliably and accurately, with relatively few errors in the final outcome? This talk will discuss how ideas from physics can shed some light on this profound biological question.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437