Physics in Aging Biology
Aging is a complex phenomenon that manifests across multiple scales, from molecular to cellular to organismal levels. Theoretical physics approaches offer a powerful framework to unravel the intricate dynamics underlying this multifaceted process. By leveraging principles from statistical mechanics, network theory, and nonlinear dynamics, researchers can gain insights into the emergent properties and collective behaviors that shape the aging trajectory.

Furthermore, stochastic modeling techniques from theoretical physics can capture the inherent variability and heterogeneity observed in aging populations, enabling the simulation of realistic individual trajectories and the identification of potential interventions. By integrating diverse data sources and leveraging computational approaches, theoretical physics offers a unifying framework to bridge the gap between reductionist studies and a holistic understanding of the aging process.

The morning part of the workshop will consist of presentations where researchers have applied physics approaches to aging biology, and in the afternoon, we open up and provide a forum for discussion and discourses, with the aim of developing a whitepaper to bring more physicists into aging biology.
  • Maximilian Unfried
    National University of Singapore,
    University of Copenhagen,
  • Uri Alon
    Professor and Systems Biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Albert-László Barabási
    Northeastern University
    Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science,
    Distinguished University Professor,
    Director, Center for Complex Network Research;
    Harvard University
    Lecturer in Medicine, Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital;
    Central European University
    Visiting Professor, Center for Network Science, USA
  • Omer Karin
    Lecturer in Biomathematics, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, UK
  • Andrew Rutenberg
    AC Fales Professor of Theoretical Physics, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Joshua Johnson
    Associate Professor
    Division of Reproductive Sciences
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Colorado Denver (AMC)
  • Mogens Høgh Jensen
    Niels Bohr Institute, The University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jan Gruber


    Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme

    National University Health System

    Department of Biochemistry

    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

    National University of Singapore