Biophysics

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of physics and biology; it studies physics as it relates to the structure and functioning of living things. The study of biophysics covers a wide range of scale and scope, from the electrodynamic properties of photosynthesis at a few micrometers all the way up to the distribution of loads on sauropod vertebrae at tens of meters, and even the emergent behavior of ecosystems at thousands of kilometers. Much of biophysics operates on macroscopic scales and uses classical models, but the subfield of quantum biology involves biological systems that are small enough to be affected by quantum mechanics. Due to the complexity of many biological systems, biophysics often overlaps with the field of condensed matter and complex systems.

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