Stretching biomolecules

RNA & Protein folding

Molecular Motors

Single molecule force spectroscopy

Deciphering the energy landscape of biomolecules

Polymer Physics


"Faced with a genuinely novel problem, it is far more important to have some idea of what the relevant questions are than it is to do any one calculation with great accuracy or rigor" -- P. W. Anderson

"...It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are ... if it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." -- R. P. Feynman
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"What I have tried to show is that the scientific attitude implies what I call the postulate of objectivity--that is to say, the fundamental postulate that there is no plan, that there is no intention in the universe. Now this is basically incompatible with virtually all the religious or metaphysical systems whatever, all of which try to show that there is some sort of harmony between man and the universe and that man is a product--predictable if not indispensable--of the evolution of the universe. One of the great problems of philosophy is the relationship between the realm of knowledge and the realm of values. Knowledge is what is; values are what ought to be. I would say that all traditional philosophies up to and including Marxism have tried to derive the 'ought' from the 'is.' My point of view is that this is impossible, this is a farce. There is absolutely no doubt that the risk of the race committing suicide is very great. In my opinion, the future of mankind is going to be decided within the next two generations."  --  Jacque Monod

Contact Information : Changbong Hyeon, Professor, School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea
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