© 1999

Statistical Mechanics of Biocomplexity

Proceedings of the XV Sitges Conference Held at Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, 8–12 June 1998

  • Editors
  • D. Reguera
  • J.M.G. Vilar
  • J.M. Rubí
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 527)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Reinhard Lipowsky
    Pages 1-23
  3. Preben Alstrøm, Victor M. Eguíluz, Finn Gustafsson, Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou
    Pages 24-37
  4. E. Jobs, D. E. Wolf, H. Flyvbjerg
    Pages 46-55
  5. Eivind Tøstesen, Shi-Jie Chen, Ken A. Dill
    Pages 56-61
  6. Wolfgang Wenzel, Kay Hamacher
    Pages 62-71
  7. A. S. Mikhailov, P. Stange, D. H. Zanette, B. Hess
    Pages 72-92
  8. C. Van den Broeck, P. Reimann, R. Kawai, P. Hänggi
    Pages 93-111
  9. Gustavo Martínez-Mekler, Maximino Aldana, Germinal Cocho
    Pages 112-123
  10. Karin A. Dahmen, David R. Nelson, Nadav M. Shnerb
    Pages 124-151
  11. András Czirók, Tamás Vicsek
    Pages 152-164
  12. R. M. C. de Almeida
    Pages 165-171
  13. Steven Strogatz
    Pages 172-172
  14. Julyan H. E. Cartwright, Diego L. González, Oreste Piro
    Pages 205-216

About these proceedings


This book demonstrates the usefulness of tools from statistical mechanics for biology. It includes the new tendencies in topics like membranes, vesicles, microtubules, molecular motors, DNA, protein folding, phase transitions in biological systems, evolution, population dynamics, neural systems and biological oscillators, with special emphasis on the importance of statistical mechanics in their development. The book addresses researchers and graduate students.


algorithms biocomplexity biology blood vessel information processing mechanics thermodynamics

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