Description: A survey of topics in biophysics that span the areas of bioenergetics, biomechanics, the use of spectroscopy and microscopy to probe biological systems, and the role of quantum mechanics in biophysics research. In particular, this course will primarily focus on events and properties at the molecular level and will include how biological systems utilize light or chemical energy to achieve its metabolic goals, the role of thermodynamics and kinetics in controlling the structure and function of biological macromolecules and assemblies, and how dynamics at the molecular level influence the function of molecular motors, pumps, and membranes. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2020
Prerequisite: Applied Physics & Materials Science PhD plan