University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time:   Fridays 3:00-4:00pm
Place:   144 Loomis Laboratory

The life sciences will play a larger role in the future world of science and technology. What are the issues that make the life sciences grow? Outsiders find them often complex and impenetrable. Biological Physics 001 will explain questions, concepts, and opportunities in the field to non-biologists.

Jan. 21
  Howard Berg
   (Harvard U.)
  How bacteria swim and navigate
  (see Physics Today, Jan. 2000, pp. 24-29)
Jan. 28   Klaus Schulten   How muscle pulls
Feb.   4  Enrico Gratton   How oxygen spreads in tissue
Feb. 11  Colin Wraight   How cells conduct protons
Feb. 18  Nancy Makri   How cells conduct electrons
Feb. 25  Paul Selvin   How nerves fire
Mar.   3   Antony Crofts   How cells part protons and electrons
Mar. 10  Klaus Schulten   How nature harvests sunlight
Mar. 24  Martin Gruebele   How proteins fold in vitro
Mar. 31  Zan Luthey-Schulten   How proteins fold in silico
Apr.   7  Andy Belmont   How cells store their genes
Apr. 14  Robert Clegg   How molecules move in cells
Apr. 21  Ian Robinson   How viruses infect
Apr. 28  Joseph Malpeli   How the brain sees