Physics 174 Schedule
Unless stated otherwise, all classes are on Tuesdays from 1:25-2:40 pm in Room 144 of the Biology building.
Introduction and discussion about what is biophysics, and why it is an exciting interdisciplinary frontier of biology and physics.
Professor Greg Field
, understanding the retina through an massive array of electrodes
Professor Miguel Nicolelis
, brain-machine interfaces with applications to neuroprosthetics.
Professor Laura Miller
, computer simulations of animals moving in fluids (small insects in air, jelly fish in water).
Professor Warren Warren
, design and application of lasers to medical problems.
Professor Anita Layton,
mathematical physiology applied to kidneys
Oct 11 No class, fall break
Professor Nick Buchler
, bistability and clocks related to gene regulatory networks
Lecture by Prof. Greenside on scaling, how do biological properties vary with body size?
Professor Brent Hoffman
, molecular tools for measuring molecular forces
Lecture by Prof. Mercer on diffusion, the enormous importance of molecular collisions at the cellular level.
Prof. Al Johnson,
advanced magnetic resonance imaging methods and applications to brain connectomics.
Lecture by Prof. Greenside on deducing macroscopic properties from microscopic properties via the Boltzmann factor of statistical physics.
Student group presentations
Student group presentations, final class
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