Nigel Goldenfeld, Ph.D.
Swanlund Chair and Professor
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Goldenfeld will discuss the collective behavior of complex systems and the new laws of physics which describe these emergent states of matter. He will provide a number of examples from recent research in biology and fluid dynamics.
Goldenfeld holds a Center for Advanced Study Professorship and a Swanlund Endowed Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with appointments in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Genomic Biology.