Physics Department welcomes new faculty member Aparna Baskaran

The physics department welcomes its newest faculty member, Professor Aparna Baskaran. Professor Baskaran is a theorist who studies non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and its biophysical applications.

New in Pubmed

Have no time to write News and Views, but there are a few new papers from our labs that have recently popped up in Pubmed.

HPC cluster hits milestone

Our high-performance computing cluster passed the 1000 core mark this month, thanks to computer purchases for the computational biophysics and computational neuroscience groups and infrastructure support from Library and Technology Services. I’m looking forward to another great year working with you all.

Biophysical Society Meeting this weekend

The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society is in Boston this coming weekend (Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2009). As usual, a strong contingent of Brandeis researchers will be presenting at the meeting. A list of Brandeis related posters is available if you want to catch up with your colleagues at the meeting, or use the itinerary planner online.

Bouncy, sticky, slimy chemistry

Susannah Gordon-Messer, a graduate student in the Biophysics and Structural Biology Ph. D. program, talks about her experiences with science outreach in an article in NSF Discoveries. Her work with the Discovery Museums in Acton was supported as part of a training grant awarded to Brandeis by NSF’s IGERT program.

Rotation Talks

Rotation talks by Biochemistry and Biophysics first-years today, Fri, 10/31/08 in Gerstanzang 121, 11:30am.

There will be pizza.

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