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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

William S. Bialek

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Dates

August 14, 1960 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Bialek, William S.

Additional Forms of Names

Bialek, William

Bialek, William S., 1960-

Bialek, William Samuel

Biography

Abstract

William Bialek is a biophysicist, who researches theoretical problems at the interface of physics and biology. His institutional affiliations include Princeton University and NEC Laboratories.

Important Dates

August 14, 1960Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1979Obtained AB, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1983Obtained PhD in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1983 – 1984NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen).

1984 – 1986Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1986 – 1991Assistant Professor of Physics and Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1990Faculty Scientist, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1990 – 2001Senior Research Scientist (1990-1999) and Fellow (1999-2001), NEC Research Institute (now NEC Laboratories America), Princeton (N.J.).

1991Visiting Lecturer in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1993Visiting Lecturer in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1994 – 2004Visiting Faculty, Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, University of California, San Francisco.

1996Fellow, American Physical Society.

1998Visiting Lecturer in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1998 – 2002Lecturer and Co-Director, Summer Course on Computational Neuroscience, Marine Biological Laboratory.

2000 – 2001Visiting Lecturer in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

2000 – 2002Visiting Professor, Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco.

2001 – presentProfessor of Physics (2001-2003); Fellow, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (2005-2010); Director, Programs in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Neuroscience and Biophysics (2006-present); Associate Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (2008-2011); and John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor of Physics (2003-present), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

2005 – 2007Consultant, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University.

2006 – presentFellow, Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology, Salk Institute.

2007 – 2009Visiting Professor, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University.

2008Visiting Professor of Physics, Sapienza, University of Rome (Università di Roma).

2009 – presentVisiting Presidential Professor of Physics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

2010Visiting Professor of Physics, University of Rome (Università di Roma).

2012Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2012Visiting Professor of Physics, University of Rome (Università di Roma).

Occupation

Biophysicist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Biophysics.

Neurosciences.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Wilczek, Frank

Post-doctorate advisor at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Langer, James S.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Levine, D.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

City University of New York. City College. Physics Department

Visiting Presidential Professor of Physics.

Columbia University. Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

Consultant.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Faculty Scientist, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division.

Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)

Lecturer and Co-Director, Summer Course on Computational Neuroscience.

NEC Laboratories America

Senior Research Scientist and Fellow.

Princeton Center for Theoretical Science

Fellow.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor of Physics; Visiting Lecturer in Physics; and Director, Programs in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Neuroscience and Biophysics.

Princeton University. Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Associate Director.

Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen

NATO Postdoctoral Fellow.

Rockefeller University

Visiting Professor, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Fellow, Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology.

Università di Roma

Visiting Professor of Physics.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained AB in 1970, PhD (Biophysics) in 1983, and Assistant Professor of Physics and Biophysics.

University of California, San Francisco. Department of Physiology

Visiting Professor and Visiting Faculty, Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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