Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Multiscale Modelling at the Physics-Chemistry-Biology interface

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Within the IAS theme Scales of Life and on the occasion of the nomination of Sauro Succi as visiting professor Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam, IAS will host a working group, composed of early stage researchers who together with dr. Succi will explore multiscale modelling at the Physics-Chemistry-Biology (PCB) interface.

The concept of multiscale modelling at the PCB interface was proposed one year ago during the Solvay workshop “Bridging gaps at the PCB interface” in Brussels and further discussed in a special issue of Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A, which was co-edited by Dr. Succi. We believe that this concept can become a very powerful paradigm. And not just a paradigm where the gaps between Physics, Biology, and Chemistry are bridged, but also a paradigm where a broad range of multidisciplinary scientists meet, interact, and make progress. It is on the interface between the sciences where many exiting research is possible, and models at the PCB interface hold this promise.

Scientific host: Prof. Dr. Alfons Hoekstra


‘Multiscale modelling at the physics–chemistry–biology interface’ compiled and edited by P. V. Coveney, J. P. Boon and S. Succi, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A vol. 374, issue 2080, 13 November 2016.

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study