Physics of Biomaterials: Fluctuations, Selfassembly and Evolution

  • Tormod Riste
  • David Sherrington

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 322)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. D. Kuchnir Fygenson, L. Bourdieu, L. Faucheux, A. Libchaber
    Pages 153-171
  3. Ivar Giaever, Charles R. Keese
    Pages 173-185
  4. Arne T. Skjeltorp, Sigmund Clausen, Geir Helgesen, Piotr Pieranski
    Pages 187-217
  5. H. E. Stanley, S. V. Buldyrev, A. L. Goldberger, S. Havlin, R. N. Mantegna, C.-K. Peng et al.
    Pages 219-234
  6. P. G. Wolynes
    Pages 235-248
  7. Kjetill S. Jakobsen, John E. Stacy, Unn Hilde Refseth, Marianne Thoresen
    Pages 249-261
  8. Peter Schuster, Walter Grüner
    Pages 263-285
  9. Luca Peliti
    Pages 287-308
  10. David Sherrington
    Pages 309-325
  11. James W. Valentine
    Pages 327-362
  12. Kim Sneppen, Mogens H. Jensen
    Pages 363-370
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 371-378

About this book


Recent years have seen a growing interest in and activity at the interface between physics and biology, with the realization that both subjects have a great deal to learn from and to teach to one another. A particularly promising aspect of this interface concerns the area of cooperative phenomena and phase transitions. The present book 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.
The approach adopted by Physics of Biomaterials: Fluctuations, Self Assembly and Evolution is tutorial, but the book is fully up to date with the latest research. Written at a level appropriate to graduate researchers, preferably with a background either in condensed matter physics or theoretical or physically-oriented experimental biology.


Adaptation DNA Statistical Physics cells evolution evolutionary biology leukocyte living systems molecular evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Tormod Riste
    • 1
  • David Sherrington
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Energy TechnologyKjellerNorway
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7271-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1722-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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