Biology and Physics

The connection between physics and biology.

Also biochemistry, biotechnology and physiology.
    [1]     All physical processes use the principals of physics, meaning that from the simplest form of living organism to the most complex like the human brain or the human body are all made of biology and physics merging together to define how an organism reacts, functions and so.   For example: the science of physics deals with concept and interrelationship between time, space, matter and energy. Biology of the 20th and 21st centuries deals with these same concepts on the molecular and cellular scale.
  “Molecular and cellular biology have become more amenable to a research paradigm that melds experimental and theoretical investigations, and, more specifically, research that is geared toward an accurate description of how things move in space and time. It is, therefore, not surprising that physicists would be attracted to cell biological research.”
C. Wolgemuth
    More examples of how physics helped biology to evolve. So, imagine pieces of iron filings placed over a magnet and they line up with the magnetic field surrounding it. The individual filings are said to be “magnetically polarized”, but guess what cells can become polarized too. Also, the DIFFUSION EQUATION can not only describe the distribution of carbon in steel, but can also be applied to conformations of DNA or polyethylene.

  Particle physicists search for the most basic types of high energy particles and how they interact to help us understand the fundamental forces and particles in nature better thn before. This method of reducing nature’s scale to smaller and smaller pieces is known as “atomism.”   Rather than trying to “deconstruct” complex systems, instead scientists today are looking at a model for a simple gene circuit. An easier approach to truly understand the wide principles of the gene circuit design, known as SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY.
    [2] Bio-physicists study everything from the...