Neutrons and Biology
The understanding of life processes at the molecular level has made extraordinary progress during the last few years, mainly due to the use of synchrotron x-rays. In a next step, I believe it will be important to learn more about the interplay and interactions of the different macromolecules on a more coarse grained level. In this context I expect neutron scattering to play a key role. Although the resolution is inferior to x-rays, neutron scattering provides unique information. I will present the main possibilities (and drawbacks) neutron scattering offers and illustrate them with a few examples.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..