Physics of Biological Systems

From Molecules to Species

  • Editors
  • Henrik Flyvbjerg
  • John Hertz
  • Mogens H. Jensen
  • Ole G. Mouritsen
  • Kim Sneppen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 480)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Henrik Flyvbjerg, Ole G. Mouritsen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Thomas Duke, Robert H. Austin
    Pages 11-26
  4. Hans Frauenfelder
    Pages 29-60
  5. Peter G. Wolynes, Zan Luthey-Schulten
    Pages 61-79
  6. Joseph D. Bryngelson, Eric M. Billings
    Pages 80-116
  7. Klaus Schulten, Hui Lu, Linsen Bai
    Pages 117-152
  8. Jonathon Howard, Frederick Gittes
    Pages 155-170
  9. Luca Peliti
    Pages 171-188
  10. Henrik Flyvbjerg
    Pages 213-230
  11. William Softky, Gary Holt
    Pages 233-251
  12. Peter Schuster, Jacqueline Weber, Walter Grüner, Christian Reidys
    Pages 283-306
  13. Eshel Ben-Jacob, Inon Cohen, Andras Czirók
    Pages 307-324
  14. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book contains pedagogical introductions to a selection of the most exciting subjects in current biological physics: - Sorting DNA on a microchip: a first step towards miniature laboratories on a chip.
- Modeling protein folding, structure, and motion.
- Physics of organelles: mechanical characteristics of molecular motors; dynamics of microtubules; shapes of membranes, vesicles and cells.
- A physicist's view of brains and neurons; statistics of sensory signal processing.
- Evolutionary biology of molecules; pattern forming bacterial colonies; model ecologies with Darwinian co-evolution.
The book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in physics, biology and mathematical modeling who have no prior knowledge of its subjects. Problems, methods, results, and perspectives are presented with the emphasis on general aspects and explanations, and only the necessary minimum of mathematical formalism is used.


DNA bacteria biology mathematical modeling protein protein folding

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62475-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49733-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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