Biological physics - Origin and perspectives

Erich Sackmann

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Biology and Physics share common ancestors. The two sciences have drifted apart during the last century, although they have often mutually fertilized each other. Often the discovery of a new physical method has triggered dramatic progresses in biology but there are also numerous examples of biology-inspired new developments in physics. In this special issue of ChemPhysChem, various facets and new developments of the interface between physics and biology are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 12 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Biophysics
  • Cells
  • Single molecules
  • Surfaces


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