Biophysics

Theories and methods of physics that provide an understanding of how biological systems and phenomena work.

The shape of a perfect egg, defined by a universal formula

The shape of an egg has been demonstrated throughout evolution to be one of the…

Embryo geometry: a theory of evolution from a single cell to the complex vertebrate body

One of biology’s biggest mysteries is the genesis of animal form. Biologists trying to understand…

A geometric framework for protein and cell diffusion and interaction

Protein pattern generation has been extensively explored experimentally in recent years. Proteins diffusing and interacting…

Entropy and energy influence polygonal nets folding into Platonic solids

What makes an object successful at folding? Protein scientists study how an object transforms between…

Model for studying nature’s patterns.

Wings are like fingerprints for many insect species, with no two patterns being the same.…

Geometry of the stem cell’s micro-environment can influence organ aging and susceptibility to cancer.

Stem cells are the raw materials of the body, the cells that give rise to…

The Scutoid: additional solution for three-dimensional packing

Tissues flex into intricate three-dimensional forms that lead to organs as an embryo grows. This…

Geometry, physics, and the chameleon’s change of colour

For many years, scientists thought that the chameleon’s ability to change colors was due to…

Golden Ratio Observed In Human Skulls

For centuries, Φ has been found in human anatomy for millennia, and in recent decades,…

The golden perfection of the aortic valve

By observing the perfect geometry of a tricuspid aortic valve, a team of cardiac surgeons…