How might the spread of human influenza be modeled? By tracking the movement of dollar bills in the United States, of course! In this IF Conversation, Dirk Brockmann, a physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Germany talks briefly about “Money-Circulation Science.”
Like the study of the spread of infection diseases, the application of physics concepts to biology and biological systems is the focus of wide inquiry. One book written for a mass audience that touches on biophysical concepts - as well as quite a number of others - is Robert Frenay's, Pulse.
See this clip and other brief video of IdeaFestival participants at IFTV.