Raghuveer Parthasarathy has been a Physics professor at the University of Oregon since 2006. His research interests involve biophysics, especially the structure and dynamics of the gut microbiome and the material physical properties of lipid membranes, both of which his group explores using new sorts of optical microscopy. His teaching interests mostly involve courses for non-science majors, including for example a “biophysics for non-scientists” class (The Physics of Life).
He has recently written and illustrated a popular-science book on biophysics, So Simple a Beginning: How Four Physical Principles Shape Our Living World, which will be published in early 2022. You can read more about it here.
Parthasarathy’s “official” web page is: https://pages.uoregon.edu/raghu/
If you’re curious about what the blog’s name means, see this post: https://eighteenthelephant.com/2013/08/02/167/
Contact: raghu [a t] uoregon [dot] edu