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F,T6: Geometry in Soft Matter Physics and Biophysics – Overview

Please register on LSF to participate in the course (see below). More information will follow around the first week of lectures.


About the lecture

Time and place

Thursday, 12:00 c.t. – 14:00, in room A348 Theresienstr. 37
Friday, 12:00 c.t. – 14:00, in room A348 Theresienstr. 37

The first lecture takes place on October 19, 2023.

Central tutorial:
Wednesdays from 12:00 c.t.—14:00, A348 (Theresienstr. 37)

There will be no central tutorial in the first week of lectures.

This lecture will cover topics at the interface between geometry, topology, statistical physics, and biophysics. There are some of the topics we will discuss:

  • Differential geometry of curves and surfaces
  • Tensor calculus, manifest equations, and topological invariants
  • Physics of polymer chains and lipid membranes
  • Topologically protected states of matter and beyond
More detailed information and all relevant course material will be shared on Moodle [course link]. The key to enroll in the Moodle course will be sent out via email to all participants registered in the LSF after the first lecture, so please register there in advance:

Registration link for LSF

If there are problems or questions regarding the organization of the lecture, please contact Julian Kappler ( Julian.Kappler@physik.uni-muenchen.de )