08月06日学术讲座: Landscape and Flux Theory for Biological Systems
题目：Landscape and Flux Theory for Biological Systems
报告人：Jin WangProfessor, Department of Chemistry and Physics，Stony Brook University, New York USA
We established a landscape and flux theory for nonequilibrium systems. We identify the driving forces for the dynamics of the nonequilibrium systems as the underlying landscape and the rotational flux which quantifies the degree of nonequilibriumness. The landscape and flux theory has been successfully applied to many biological and physical systems to explore the underlying mechanisms and functions where previous approaches cannot such as cell cycle, differentiation/development, cancer, immunity, ageing, neural network dynamics and brain function, evolution and ecology as well as chaos and turbulence. There are growing experimental supports of the landscape and flux theory. Landscape and flux theory can be used to guide the global and physical studies of the physical and biological systems.
Prof. Jin Wang got his B.S. in Physics from Jilin University, China in 1984. He got his Ph.D. in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Astrophysics in 1991. He did his post doctor in Chemistry and Biological Physics in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991-1996). He was a guest scientist at National Institute of Health (1996-1997). He then went to Wall Street and became a vice president and a senior analyst at Citibank (1997-2004). He then joined State University of New York at Stony Brook and became a professor in Chemistry, Physics and Applied Mathematics (2004-present). He was elected as a fellow of American Physical Society (2010). He was also elected as a fellow of American Associate for the Advancement of Science (2012). His current research interests focus on nonequilibrium classical and quantum statistical physics, molecular and system biology. Published over 290 papers including 2 in Nature series, 1 in Science series, 17 in PNAS, 8 in PRL, 4 in JACS，2 in Angew. Chem and 1 in Adv Phys. etc.