Third Infinity 2022

Beyond Scientific Borders
Updates coming soon!
A biennial international conference focused on the Physics of Biological and Complex Systems




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When

Third Infinity 2022 will take place September 21. - 23. 2022. Registration and abstract submission is open.

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Where

The venue is the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen.
Talks will be held in the Manfred Eigen Lecture Hall.

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Register

Register and submit your contribution with Title and Abstract before end of August! Slots are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

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International & Interdisciplinary

Third Infinity aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for motivated researchers across the globe to exchange and foster scientific research concerning the Physics of Biological and Complex Systems.

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Theory-Simulation-Experiment

The Physics of Biological and Complex Systems passionately represents a rare combination of theory, simulations and experiments spanning the fields of life sciences, physics, and chemistry.

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Cutting Edge Research

Third Infinity focuses to expose its participants to cutting-edge advancements in their fields through invited talks given by elite speakers and active, person to person interactions.

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People Focused

Meet other researchers at eye level. The Third Infinity aims at early career researchers and PhD students working in the field.

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Panel Discussion

Join a panel discussion with experts from research, industry and publishing to get updates on the future of a topic to be announced soon.

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Low Barrier

Third Infinity also looks forward to ardent students to present and report their recent findings and developments through student talks and poster sessions.


Why third infinity?

Photo by Nicolas Picard on Unsplash

Research in physics advances in three broad domains: The first and foremost, astronomy and relativity, concerning the infinitely big; quantum mechanics and particle physics, dealing with the infinitely small; and the domain of the infinitely complex encompassing the Physics of Biological and Complex Systems (PBCS). Third Infinity focuses on the third infinite domain of science inspired by the well-known chaotic double pendulum problem to understand life processes at a quantitative and molecular level.

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Program

The conference is subdivided in 3 sessions: Nonlinear dynamics and complex networks, Biophysics from experiments to computations, and  Statistical physics and active matter. Most of the talks will be from graduate students and early-stage researchers. Poster sessions and workshops are planned as well. The conference dinner and the coffee breaks will provide plenty of opportunities to network with the speakers and other PhD students. A particular focus will be on the career fair and on career talks from the alumni.
A more detailed schedule will be uploaded soon.

Invited Speakers

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Bjorn Stevensmore_vert

MPI for Meteorology, Hamburg
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Thomas Speckmore_vert

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

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Remi Monassonmore_vert

École Normale Supérieure, Paris

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Anne Grapin Bottonmore_vert

MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden

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Andela Saricmore_vert

IST Austria

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Jochen Guck more_vert

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen

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While most current research in the life sciences focuses on molecular, biochemical aspects of cell processes, we are interested in the emergent physical properties of cells and their importance for biological function. One reason why such properties are not yet generally considered is also a paucity of appropriate tools for their quantification. We are developing novel photonic and microfluidic tools to quantify these physical properties, including real-time deformability cytometry, optical diffraction tomography, and Brillouin microscopy. I will introduce these techniques, which physical properties are being measured, and how those relate to better understanding of cell function, improved disease diagnosis, and novel insights into transitions between life and death.

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Marc Timme more_vert

Technische Universität Dresden

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Alumni

Mirna Kramar more_vert

IMPRS PBCS Alumna,
Institut Curie, Paris

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Laura Turco more_vert

IMPRS PBCS Alumna,
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Hinrich Arnoldt more_vert

IMPRS PBCS Alumnus,
Comsol

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Göttingen

A university with a city

The city of Göttingen, located in the middle of Germany and founded in the 10th century, is one of the oldest academic towns in the world. Housing the prestigious Georg-August Universität and four different Max Planck Institutes, plus several other research institutions, Göttingen offers a unique venue for a conference in the field of Biophysics and Complex Systems.

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Rental Bike

Göttingen is a pioneering city in respect of bicyle friendlyness. Give it a try.

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City Bus

Closest bus stop is Faßberg Served by GOEVB Bus 23 to Faßberg Bus 21 and 22 to Nikolausberg

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Car

Alongside the A7 (Hannover-Kassel) Exit Göttingen-Nord then follow B27 to Nikolausberg

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Train

High speed train (ICE) connections from most major German cities.

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Airplane

Hanover Airport (HAJ) ~ 1.2 hrs by ICE
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) ~ 2.5 hrs by ICE

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Long Distance Bus

A low cost alternative to the High Speed Train is a long distance bus. (e.g. Flixbus).

Are you looking for ideas on what to do next? Join the career fair and you will have to opportunity to talk directly with alumni and with companies and gather new perspectives on your future plans!