# 8.593J - Biological Physics Spring 2010

**Lecturer:** Prof. George Benedek

**TA:** Daniel Nezich, 13-3073

## Announcements:

2010-05-12: Tomorrow is the final lecture. Completed homeworks will be available in class, or outside of class by contacting the TA before the end of finals week. Thank you for a good semester and best of luck in your future endeavors.

2010-05-06: Solution Set posted: PS5 (homework will be handed back next Tuesday)

2010-05-05: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 3 section 4

2010-04-27: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 3 section 3

2010-04-23: May 6th lecture by Leonid Mirny: How does a protein find its site on DNA?

Suggested reading: How a protein searches for its site on DNA: the mechanism of facilitated diffusion

2010-04-23: May 11th lecture by Leonid Mirny: Fractal globule as a model for DNA folding.

Suggested reading: Comprehensive mapping of long-range interactions reveals folding principles of the human genome

2010-04-13: Lecture Notes posted: Updated Chapter 3 sections 1-2, added various papers under "Other Notes"

2010-04-08: Solution Set posted: PS4

2010-04-06: Problem Set posted: PS5

2010-04-06: Solution Set posted: PS3

2010-04-06: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 3 section 2

2010-03-30: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 3 section 1

2010-03-29: Problem Set errata: PS4 updated to correct P1Q4 and P4Q4

2010-03-18: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 2 pages 204 and 205 (missing from large files)

2010-03-17: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 2 sections 10-12

2010-03-17: Problem Set posted: PS4

2010-03-10: Calendar update: Guest lecturer Leonid Mirny on May 6 and May 11.

2010-03-08: Problem Set errata: PS3 updated to correct P1.Q4

2010-03-04: Solution Set posted: PS2

2010-03-04: Lecture Notes errata: New errata added from Chapter 2

2010-03-04: Problem Set updated: Corrected typos in PS3

2010-03-02: Problem Set posted: PS3

2010-03-01: Problem Set errata: PS2 updated to correct P2.Q5 and P3.Q1

2010-02-26: Lecture Notes errata: New errata added from Chapter 2

2010-02-25: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 2 sections 8-9

2010-02-25: Lecture Notes errata: New errata section added, please send errors you find to the TA to be included here

2010-02-25: Solution Set posted: PS1

2010-02-25: Problem Set update: PS1 and PS2 formatting update with minor typo corrections

2010-02-17: Problem Set posted: PS2 due Monday March 1

2010-02-08: Lecture Notes posted: Chapter 2 sections 6-7

2010-02-08: Term Paper Topics updated: Two new papers for inspiration for term paper topics

2010-02-04: Lecture Notes supplemental: Biographical Memoir of Jeffries Wyman (1901-1995)

2010-02-03: Recitaton Notes posted: A Mnemonic Scheme for Thermodynamics

2010-02-03: Office hours updated: TA office hours will be by appointment (arrange by email)

2010-02-02: Problem Set posted: PS1 due Tuesday February 16

2010-02-02: Lecture Notes posted: Table of Contents, Chapter 1 (all), and Chapter 2 (sections 1-5)

The first class of 8.593 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 1:00 PM in 2-105