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Historically, biology has inspired new mathematics, from Maxwell to Turing. In turn, breakthroughs in mathematics have generated new insights in biology. The sheer complexity of living beings lends itself to exploration of fields such as topology, complex geometry, dynamical systems, and probability theory. The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology invites undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from across Chicagoland to participate.

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The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology’s Prize for Undergraduate Research in Quantitative Biology recognizes outstanding undergraduate research in quantitative biology.  Finalists will be invited to present a 10-minute video presentation with slides describing their research at the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology Annual Conference, to be held on November 20-21, 2020.