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College of Arts and Sciences

Biophysics, Biomaterial Sciences, and Biocomplexity


Biophysics is one of the most rapidly growing areas of physics, fueled by the explosion of technologies in teh life sciences and powerful new computational tools to model the most complex of phenomena. Most broadly, biophysics is driven by the intuition that the physical laws governing inanimate matter can also be successfully applied to living things. Biphysicists seek to identify clear organizing principles out of life's inherent messiness. At Indiana University, our faculty address topics ranging from the sorting of chromosomes during mitosis, to the movement of bateria in a chemical gradient, to the information processing in a fly's brain, to avalanches of activity in the cerebral cortex.