This course introduces key concepts of physics
that are relevant to biological processes on the molecular level. It
aims to develop the ability to understand current topics of biophysical
Examples and research articles will be used to highlight topics of current biological or biophysical research that make use of these concepts.
A mixed group of students with varied backgrounds will greatly enrich the experience.
Biological Physics by Philip Nelson (Freeman), complemented by sections from other books and current journal articles.
Reading assignments, analytical and quantitative problem sets, research paper on current scientific literature.
A year-long introductory course in physics (PHYS 201-3 or PHYS 251-3).
We will use some amount of calculus, mainly on a conceptual level. Some knowledge of general biology and/or general chemistry is useful.
Heiner Linke, Physics, WIL 373, firstname.lastname@example.org, ph 346-4583.