This is the homepage of the Georgia Tech node of the international Physics of Living Systems (PoLS) student research network. The goal of this network is to foster interaction and collaboration among PoLS researchers within Georgia Tech and amongst other PoLS institutes. Eight core faculty members from the Schoolsof Biology, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering lead the Georgia Tech PoLS node.
At Georgia Tech PoLS research is carried out across a diversity of biological scales: single-molecule ⇒ cellular ⇒ organismal biophysics. Both theoretical and experimental biophysics research is conducted by core faculty members and affiliated faculty.
The NSF Physics of Living Systems program sponsors research “exploring the most fundamental physical processes that living systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse environments.” The aim of PoLS research is to advance our understanding of the living world in a quantitative way, while also seeking to expand the intellectual range of physics paying through the lessons learned from the biological study. For more information about the PoLS virtual institute program see the main PoLS website at http://pols.rice.edu/.