TVI: Soft Matter and Biological Physics (Prof. Erwin Frey)
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- Introduction: polymers and random walks
- Statistical mechanics of biopolymers
- Field theories of soft matter systems
- Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation
- Brownian motion: from colloids to strings and membranes
- Stochastic processes: "it's a noisy world"
- 4 hours/week, Monday and Thursday, 11:00 (st) - 12:45
- Sommerfeld room 349, Theresienstr. 37, 3rd floor
Tuesday, 13:30 - 15:00 in room 249, Theresienstr. 37, 2nd floor
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- Soft matter and biological physics
- Chapter 2.1 Introduction to Biopolymers
- Chapter 3 Field Theory of Soft Matter Systems
- Chapter 3.1 From Particles to Fields, see lecture L1 of the course on Statistical Mechanics II by Mehran Kardar at MIT
- see also the book of J. Cardy, Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics, Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics
Introductory and review articlesE. Frey, Physics in Cell Biology: On the physics of Biopolymers and Molecular Motors, ChemPhysChem 3, 270 (2002). [Article]
Material on the web
- The book by Alberts et al. on Molecular Biology of the Cell is the standard textbook on biological structures and processes at the cellular level. It is partially available online. You may get some useful information using the search box. If you like to have a look at a hard copy it is available in the secretary's office.
- For the lecture the background information available on Wikipedia is sufficient.
- M. Rubinstein and R.H. Colby, Polymer Physics. This book gives a nice introduction into polymer physics. It is also available at the secretaries office.
- J. Cardy, Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics, Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics
- C. Bechinger and E. Frey, Colloids on Patterned Substrates, in Soft Matter Vol. 3, ed. by G. Gompper and M. Schick, Wiley-VCH. [Article]
Sprechstunde Prof. Dr. Frey:
- Fr 13.30 - 15 Uhr, Raum 335, Theresienstr. 37