Physics in Living Matter

Proceedings, Gwatt, Switzerland 1986

  • Editors
  • Dionys Baeriswyl
  • Michel Droz
  • Andreas Malaspinas
  • Piero Martinoli
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 284)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Hans Frauenfelder
    Pages 1-14
  3. Manfred Eigen
    Pages 15-16
  4. Yves Bouligand
    Pages 17-31
  5. P. Boesiger
    Pages 62-72
  6. Murat Kunt
    Pages 73-75
  7. Ole G. Mouritsen
    Pages 76-109
  8. Rodney M. J. Cotterill
    Pages 138-151
  9. Wolfgang Kinzel
    Pages 152-162
  10. K. Hepp, V. Henn
    Pages 163-177
  11. Back Matter

About these proceedings


It was the aim of the 10th workshop in Gwatt (Switzerland), October 1986 to elucidate the twofold impact of physics on the life sciences. On the one hand, the powerful techniques developed for studying complex physical phenomena are very useful in the biological context. Equally useful, on the other hand, are certain physical concepts, such as symmetry and symmetry breaking, linear and nonlinear stability, frustration and constrained dynamics. In this respect the book presents exemplary contributions on topics such as - studies of the symmetries and structure of biological systems using NMR, electron microscopy and image processing; - thermodynamics and transport properties of biomembranes; - physics of proteins and applications in biotechnology; - neural networks and brain research; - the theory of evolution. Researchers in physics, particularly in statistical and biophysics, biology, physiology and medicine will find this book an excellent survey of the most lively fields of physics in living matter.


Biomembran biophysics electron microscopy imaging magnetic resonance microscopy physical concepts physiology proteins skeletal muscle thermodynamics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18192-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47803-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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