PHYS 5520

PHYS 5520

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This course will describe how biomolecules cooperate to assembly structures, build material, and process information. We will start by discussing stoichiometric assembly macromolecular complexes. Then, we'll discuss how biomolecules assemble to make 1D, 2D and 3D materials. These include, cytoskeletal filaments, phospholipid bilayers, and biomolecular condensates. Finally, we'll discuss how cells use these phenomena for control (regulation) and computation.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Intended for: seniors and graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: statistical physics and/or thermodynamics; electrostatics; vector calculus; differential equations; basic scientific computing; introductory biology.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MSE 5625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19725 PHYS 5520   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    If this class is full, refer to https://physics.cornell.edu/enrollment-guide for guidance. Undergrads must take this course for a letter grade.