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, which his group explores using new sorts of optical microscopy. His teaching interests mostly involve courses for non-science majors, including a “biophysics for non-scientists” class (The Physics of Life) and The Physics of Energy and the Environment.
He has recently written and illustrated a popular-science book on biophysics, So Simple a Beginning: How Four Physical Principles Shape Our Living World (2022). You can read more about it here. (Also Amazon and Princeton University Press.)
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
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Good morning. Thank you for delightful predawn reading.