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Joshua W. Shaevitz

Joshua Shaevitz is a Professor of Physics at Princeton University. His research covers precision experimental measurements of living systems, from molecules to whole animals and every scale in between.

His group has made pioneering discoveries relating to how cells can grow into the correct shape, how millions of bacteria move collectively to form dynamic patterns during growth and infection, and how animals control their bodies to produce stereotyped behaviors.

Shaevitz’s work has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Sloan Fellowship, Pew Scholarship, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and he is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is a General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics and enjoys coming to Colorado in summer and winter for the magical scenery and amazing scientific interactions.

Positions Held

General Member, 2017 – current

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A Physicist’s View of Wiggling Worms and Fighting Fish

Wed, Jan 11, 5:30–6:30pm
Flug Forum, Aspen Center for Physics