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Biological Physics within the Elite Network of Bavaria at the University of Bayreuth
Biological Physics is aimed at highly interested and committed students of biology and physics who are interested in top-level research in the technologically and socially relevant interdisciplinary area between biology, biochemistry and physics. In an open atmosphere, in which learning is a pleasurable experience, the program offers a diverse set of courses to students of biology and physics, ranging from lectures and lab courses over social soft skills to the opportunity to do research abroad. Combined with an individual mentoring concept and specialized courses that take into account the different levels of knowledge and skills that students from such different subjects as biology and physics have, the elite study program offers an exciting opportunity beyond usual studying concepts.
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Physics of quantum mechanics meets biological structure formation
In nature, photosynthesis converts the energy of sunlight into chemical forms of energy with the help of light-harvesting systems. Molecules are arranged such that they capture photons very efficiently. Combining the physics of quantum mechanics with the diligent structure formation of biology is the key to understanding and possibly mimicking such systems - in the hope that mankind can thus take a step towards solving the energy problem.