Physical Principles of Biomolecular Systems

Module PH2204

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2014

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2014/5SS 2014

Basic Information

PH2204 is a semester module in English or German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Biophysics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2204 in the version of SS 2014 was Andreas Bausch.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Solution- Thermodynamics
Surfaces and Surfactants
Poylmer Solutions: 
Solution conditions
Liquid Crystals
Flow of colloidal dispersions
Light Scattering

Learning Outcome

Nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme an diesem Modul ist der/die Student(in) in der Lage:
Physikalische Grundlagen der Weichen Materie an biologsichen Systemen anzuwenden
Grundzüge der Phasenseparationen zu verstehen
Mechanisches Verhalten von Polymer Lösungen zu beschreiben
Konzepte der statischen und dynamischen Lichtstreuung anzuwenden



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Physik biomolekularer Systeme Bausch, A. Dienstag, 14:00–15:30

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Masao Doi: Soft Matter Physics
Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula: Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Paul C. Hiemenz, Raj Rajagopalan: Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as an oral exam. In this case the time duration is 25 minutes.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.