Cataracts, Crystals and Chance - how I became a biophysicist
Neer Asherie, physicist and playwright, is professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University, New York. The focus of his talk will be on the moments he got lucky in his career.
Neer Asherie is a physicist and playwright. He is professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University, New York. He received a BA and MA in natural sciences (physical) from Cambridge University and a PhD in physics from MIT. He was awarded grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the self-assembly of globular proteins and has published numerous scientific articles.
His one-act plays include The Interview, A Killer Day, A Full Apology and Within Reason. The Interview won a Best of the Festival Award at the Short Play & Musical Festival at The Players Theatre (New York, NY). His science-in-theater play, A Dialogue about Protein Crystallization and Phase Diagrams, was published by Bentham Science.
Prof Asherie is visiting the Maynooth University Department of Chemistry as a part of the University funded “Visitor Programme for Distinguished Scholars.”