At Poynter Corner Friday, July 18 — Da Vinci Symposium
Lead by Physics faculty, Leon Hardy, Ph.D., USFSP will host a “Leonardo Da Vinci Symposium: Applications of Physics to Biology & Medicine” at Nelson Poynter Memorial Library on Friday, July 18. The symposium, presented by students enrolled in Dr. Hardy’s summer bio-physics course, will feature a series of conversations on the application of physics to the life sciences, to include everything from the importance of the hydrogen bond to the physics of childbirth.
Dr. Leon Hardy (far left) and his students sought inspiration at a recent exhibit of Da Vinci’s machines.
“Physics is at the core of so many disciplines in the sciences,” said Frank Biafora, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “This is a great opportunity to get to hear first-hand how Dr. Hardy is working with the Biology Department to strengthen our position in pre-medical sciences.”
The symposium will be held in the Library’s Poynter’s Corner beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.