“So Simple A Beginning,” A Popular Science Book about Biophysics

There’s almost nothing new in this post, but I’ve realized that descriptions of my upcoming (early 2022) general-audience book on biophysics are scattered across multiple places, in some cases with outdated information like old versions of the title. Since it’s useful to have one definitive post to point to, here it is. So Simple a … Continue reading “So Simple A Beginning,” A Popular Science Book about Biophysics

Tossing Starfish from the Tidepools — Gut Microbiome Edition

About a paper from my lab [1] on competition and cooperation among gut microbes. Is the whole more than the sum of its parts? This question arises throughout the sciences, as one wonders whether understanding the constituents of some system suffices to understand the system as a whole. Sometimes the answer is “yes.” Electromagnetic fields, … Continue reading Tossing Starfish from the Tidepools — Gut Microbiome Edition

Book draft done!

On July 4, I finished a draft of the fourth and final part of Building Life, my popular-science book on biophysics. There’s still a lot to revise, based in part on comments from my editor and others on Parts 1-3 and, I’m sure, comments to come on Part 4, but nonetheless I’m delighted to say … Continue reading Book draft done!