Physics and Mathematical Biology
Rockefeller's physicists and mathematical biologists are creating a dynamic interface between physical and biological disciplines. The university’s Center for Studies in Physics and Biology promotes experimental collaborations to study both the physical properties of biological systems and the application of physical techniques to the modeling of biological networks.
Condensed-matter physicists at Rockefeller revolutionized studies of nonlinear dynamics, which they apply to the analysis of biological systems. Physics laboratories are also studying systems theory, biological statistics and probability, population dynamics and sensory processing, among other subjects.
In addition to laboratories that study the physics of biological systems, the university also has two high-energy particle physics laboratories, one experimental and one theoretical, working on questions fundamental to the completion of the Standard Model hypothesis and to comprehensive theories of matter such as quantum physics, supersymmetry and string theory.