Physics of Living Matter (2017)


24 Jan 17 : Notes and homeworks will appear behind a password protected page. Ask for the password in class.

26 Jan 17 : First homework posted

07 Feb 17 : Second homework posted

19 Feb 17 : Due date for second homework extended

19 Feb 17 : Extra class on 21st Feb and NO CLASS on 23rd Feb

20 Feb 17 : Topics for term paper projects posted

21 Feb 17 : Third homework posted


Basic phenomenology of living systems. Bionumbers. Stochastic processes. Physics of continuous matter. Sensing and signalling. Molecular motors. Active particles. Biopolymers. Membranes. Linear irreversible thermodynamics. Generalized hydrodynamics. Anisotropic fluids. Active matter. Hydrodynamics of the cytoskeleton. Biological pattern formation. Morphogenesis.


Lecture notes and Homeworks

A list of pedagogical / review papers relevant to physical biology

Bionumbers: The database of useful biological numbers