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Movement and the ability to divide are two fundamental traits of living cells. The origin of these abilities could rely on very simple physical mechanisms, which have been simulated by scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste in a study just published in Physical Review Letters.

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Elliot Lieb

June 17, 2014 - 3 pm

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall

Via Bonomea, 265 - Trieste

A public lecture at SISSA provides Elliott Lieb, professor of Mathematics and Physics at Princeton University, the opportunity to review the foundations of the second law of thermodynamics.

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A team of physicists from SISSA and the Polytechnic University of Turin has developed and analysed a model that simulates the effect of migration on the genetic biodiversity of populations, and discovered that the effect is all but trivial.

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Enrico Alleva

April 9, 2014 - 3 pm

SISSA, Main Lecture Hall

Via Bonomea, 265 - Trieste

A protein known to have a major role in the development of the nervous system might also affect the behaviour of mammals in stressful situations. Enrico Alleva, from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy's National Institute of Health), will be reviewing the state of the art in this field and presenting the results of his latest research in a public conference to be held at SISSA (as part of the SISSA Colloquia).

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