Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Statistical physics of biomacromolecules

PHYS-441

Lecturer(s) :

De Los Rios Paolo

Language:

English

Summary

Introduction to the application of the notions and methods of theoretical physics to problems in biology.

Content

1. Introduction to polymer theory: on and off-lattice polymers; statistical
properties; exact, numerical and approximate results; correlation length;
self-avoidance.
2. Interacting polymers: experiments and models; analytical and
numerical solutions of the models; phase diagram.
3. Proteins: their role in biology; basic components; experimental results;
models; analytical and numerical results.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Course of Statistical Physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra. Exercises in class

Assessment methods

oral

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 BSP626 GRC001 
11-12   
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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