Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The science that deals with the application of physics to biological processes and phenomena.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The interdisciplinary science that applies theories and methods of the physical sciences to questions of biology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A science (not yet existent) which applies the principles of physics to explain the phenomena not merely of physiology but also of embryology and biological morphology. The term was introduced by K. Pearson in 1892.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. physics as applied to biological problems

Etymologies

bio- +‎ physics (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have, however, continued to work in biophysics, attempting to use physical methods and thoughts to solve biological problems.

    Ivar Giaever - Biography

  • I started graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in biophysics, but when I decided to work on animal viruses I left

    David Baltimore - Autobiography

  • Dr. Edelman has made significant research contributions in biophysics, protein chemistry, immunology, cell biology, and neurobiology.

    Gerald M. Edelman - Biography

  • Accomplishments: A physics major with minors in biophysics, materials engineering and Italian literature, Amadio developed nanotechnology techniques that may lead to improved biomedical devices and investigated the molecular pathway of Alzheimer's disease; founded Princeton Undergraduate Research Symposium; head scientific and technical writing tutor; traveled to Africa as Student Global Science Corps founder to network with scientists; Princeton University Press Club president has had dozens of articles published by newspapers such as The Independent in Great Britain; Goldwater Scholar; Spirit of Princeton Award.

    USATODAY.com - 2005 College Academic All-Stars First Team

  • We take for granted disciplines such as biophysics or molecular biology in which old boundaries of thought have been supplanted by a greater unity of conception that recognizes increasingly the underlying interconnectedness of physical and biological processes once thought entirely separate.

    The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

  • In contrast, Till was tall, lean and immaculately tailored, a whip-smart prairie boy from Saskatchewan who earned scholarships that brought him a Yale doctorate in biophysics.

    Ernest McCulloch dies: Scientist who first identified stem cells was 84

  • This being said, and in reference to the next Ticker article, if this country is ever dumb enough to elect Sarah Palin, I'm taking my expertise in computational biophysics and energy technologies and moving to Canada because a Palin presidency would mean the end of scientific and technological development as well as an end to enlightenment, in general.

    Obama announces campaign to promote math, science education

  • It is my opinion that, given the advances in biophysics that support these modalities, linked with the demands of patients for integrative and complementary care, medicine will begin to embrace the notion of consciousness and spirit as mediators of material and thus physical change.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Of course our students will still need to learn specific skills, like the study of languages and cultures, advanced statistics, and biophysics.

    Michael Roth: Colleges Must Ensure Quality Not Inequality

  • [TS] We're both professors of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, yes.

    Thomas A. Steitz - Interview

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