Interdisciplinary lectures are open to the public and are held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
In this lecture, Richard Neher will present recent progress in our understanding of the evolutionary dynamics of organisms such as HIV and the influenza virus.
In this lecture, Wendell Lim will discuss the design principles of molecular circuits that govern cell decision-making and responses. He will also describe how these principles can be harnessed to engineer cells with customized therapeutic response programs.
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Ted and Ginger Jenkins Leadership Chair, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology
The Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, was built to search for and explore habitable environments. In this lecture, John Grotzinger will review Curiosity’s latest discoveries and describe the biological viability of ancient environments on Mars, along with the value of robots in geologic exploration.
A canonical task in machine learning is to fit a model to a dataset. Sanjeev Arora will describe models fitted to real-life datasets, which display randomlike properties that can offer insights into the algorithms used for the task.
In this lecture, Dr. Gloria Coruzzi will focus on time — building predictive network models based on time-series transcriptome data, and perturbing transcription networks in time.