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Physics of Biomaterials: Fluctuations, Selfassembly and Evolution: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Geilo, Norway, March 27-April 6, 1995


Series: NATO ASI Series E: Applied Sciences [Closed] Volume: 322

Edited By: T Riste and D Sherrington

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #59555 | ISBN: 0792341317
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Addresses both the structure and motion of biological materials and the increasingly complex behaviour that arises out of interactions in large systems, giving rise to self organization, adaptation, selection and evolution: concepts of interest not only to biology and living systems but also within condensed matter physics.


Introduction to the Physics of Biomaterials: The Role of Membranes; P. Pincus. What Does Neutron Spectroscopy Tell on the Dynamics of Amphiphilic Layers? D. Richter. Physical Aspects of Adhesion of Leukocytes; R. Bruinsma. Membrane-Associated-Proteins: Self-Assembly, Interactions, and Biomolecular Materials; C.R. Safinya, Yi Shen. Collective Phenomena in Mitosis: A Physicist's Perspective; S. Leibler. Mechanical Forces in the Biological World; D. Kuchnir Fygenson. A Biosensor that Monitors Mammalian Cells with Electrical Fields; I. Giaever, C.R. Keese. Knots and Applications to Biology, Chemistry and Physics; A.T. Skjeltorp, et al. Statistical and Linguistic Features of DNA Sequences;I H.E. Stanley, et al. The Basics of Protein Folding Physics; P.G. Wolynes. Evolutionary Mechanisms Involved in the Forestation of Tandem Repetitive Non-Coding DNA; K.S. Jakobsen, et al. Molecular Evolutionary Biology; P. Schuster, W. Gruner. Fitness Landscapes and Evolution; L. Peliti. Statistical Physics of Neural Networks; D. Sherrington. The Evolution of Complexity in Metazoans; J.W. Valentine. Extremal Dynamics and Punctuated Equilibrium in Co-Evolution; K. Sneppen, M.H. Jensen.

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