Advanced Biological Physics SS23

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Advanced Biological Physics SS23

Advanced Biological Physics SS23


This lecture will give a solid introduction into continuum mechanics, that is the physics of elastic solids and flowing fluids. We will highlight the very similar (and versatile) mathematical framework of elasticity theory and fluid mechanics. We will start with simple materials, and then showcase important models of complex materials, such as viscoelastic materials and liquid crystals, which have important industrial applications, but also play a key role in describing living matter. 

This lecture is part of module 6 of the 'Physics of Life' Master course at CMCB, but suited and open also for interested students from Physics and Computer Science, e.g., from the Physics or CMS master courses.

Scope: lecture: 2 hours/week; tutorials: 2 hours/ 2 weeks


Lecture every Tuesday 11:10am (3. DS)

Tutorial every Friday 1pm (4. DS)

Location for lecture on Tuesdays: 

Biotec E05 until May 9th

CRTD Auditorium left thereafter with two exceptions

except CRTD 3rd floor seminar room 3 on June 27th

except B CUBE E75 on July 4th

(Note: renovations at Biotec/CRTD; please check this site regularly)

Location for tutorial on Fridays: 

Biotec E06 until May 12th

CRTD seminar room 1 after May 13th

except B CUBE E75 on thereafter with one exception

(Note: renovations at Biotec/CRTD; please check this site regularly)



Audience: Master students 'Physics of Life'; Bachelor and Master Physics students; students from the CMCB-Master 'NanoBioPhysics'; Master students from the 'Computational Modeling and Simulation' course

Specialization area: Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics

Previous knowledge: Multi-variate calculus, Thermodynamics and/or first course in Statistical Mechanics

Benjamin Friedrich (TU Dresden)

Pierre Haas (MPI PKS, MPI CBG, CSBD)

Ricard Alert (MPI PKS, CSBD)

Maryam Setoudeh (MPI CBG)

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