PH475-2B (2020 Spring) Course Schedule


The schedule may change depending on the pandemic situation
Date Topics Homework
Preliminary
8/25 (Tue) 0. Introduction to the Course
8/27 (Thu) 1. What is Life and How did it Begin? 9/3, 9:30am
9/1 (Tue) 2. What Physics Explains Life? No Homework
9/3 (Thu) 3. Probability and Boltzmann Statistics 9/10, 9:30am
Transport
9/8 (Tue) 4. Observing Motion of Biomolecules 9/15, 9:30am
9/10 (Thu) 5. Random Walk 9/17, 9:30am
9/15 (Tue) 6. Diffusion 9/22, 9:30am
9/17 (Thu) 7. Molecular Motors 9/24, 9:30am
9/22 (Tue) 8. Membrane and Vesciles No Homework
9/24 (Thu) 9. Ion Channels, Ion Pumps, Nuclear Pores 10/1, 9:30am
9/29 (Tue) 10. Electron Transfer and Quantum Tunneling 10/6, 9:30am
10/1 (Thu) 11. Cytosckeltons 10/8, 9:30am
Energy Resources
10/6 (Tue) 12. Thermal Energy and Fluctuations 10/13, 9:30am
10/8 (Thu) 13. Chemical Energy
10/13 (Tue) 14. Photosynthesis
Oscillation and Waves
10/15 (Thu) 15. Electric Potential Energy
10/20 (Tue) 16. Entropic Force
10/22 (Thu) 17. Chemical Oscillation
10/27 (Tue) 18. Chemical Waves
10/29 (Thu) 19. Electric Oscillation
Cooperation and Self-Organization
11/3 (Tue) 20. Neurons and Action Potential
11/5 (Thu) 21. Synchronization
11/10 (Tue) 22. Pattern Formation
11/12 (Thu) 23. Synchronization
11/17 (Tue) 24. Braine and Neural Networks
11/19 (Thu) 25. Allostery
11/24 (Tue) Thanksgiving Break
11/26 (Thu) Thanksgiving Break
Quantum Biology
12/1 (Tue) 26. Protein Folding
12/3 (Thu) 27. Avian Magnet Compas

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About Instructor

I am available to meet with you virtually via Zoom by appointment during my virtual office hours shown below. Please make an appointment via email.


Dr. Ryoichi Kawai

Virtual Office Hour: Tue. 1-2pm, Thu. 3-4pm
Tel: (205) 934-3931
Fax: (205) 934-8042
Email: kawai@uab.edu
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Campbell Hall 309
Department of Physics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1300 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35294


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