Introduction to Biological Physics



The course offers a macroscopic and microscopic view of elementary biological systems that are useful in engineering problem solving, following the Energy-Information-Life paradigm and its potential applications. The course combines the pre-existing knowledge of general science and treats cells and nerves through their chemo-electro-mechanical model from energy and information processing viewpoint. The course relies on general science concepts of dissipation, diffusion, random walks, and entropy to introduce processes of engineering interest such as self-assembly, molecular motors, and neural networks.

Course period22/08/21 → …