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Hi... Welcome to my home page. I'm Aathavan, a PhD student in the Biophysics program at the University of California Berkeley. This page is mostly a bunch of links that I use frequently... but you may well find something of interest to you in here.. so feel free to browse on

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The Bustamante Lab home page (where I work)
Biophysics at Berkeley
University of California- Berkeley
Bear Link
Search the Berkeley Library through GLADIS
BioSciences Library Electronic Journals
Physics Library Electronic Journals
Chemistry Library Electronic Journals
Search Pubmed
Search JSTOR
Search Web of Science
MCB290- Molecular motors course web site

Work Related

All virology links on the WWW
Viral Diseases (
Viral Diseases (Karolinska Inst)
Rossmann Group, Purdue
Dwight Anderson, U Minnesota
Restriction Enzyme Analysis
Restriction Mapping
Biopolymer Calculator
Constructing your own Dual Beam Optical Trap
Bay Area RNA Club
Expert Protein Analysis System

Science Links

Yeast Genetics
Project Guttenberg
Physics hypertextbook
Biology Hypertextbook (MIT)
Biophysics Text Online
Kauffmann on Complexity and Self Organisation
Virial Theorem made easy
Introduction to Optical Tweezers
WLC model
Mathmoments - in nature
Do Integrations
NSF (National Science Foundation)
Biophysics links on the WWW

Dictionaries Online (many languages)
Merriam Webster - English
UK French-English Dictionary (awesome!)
Hachette - French-French
Alta Vista's Babel Fish (Tis as good as the one in HHGTG!)


Samachar - the one stop news stand for all Indian News
The Hindu (the only non-sensationalist newspaper from India)
NY Times
Al Jazeera
Le Monde
Berkeley Science Review
The Daily Californian


CHAOS, Berkeley
Cal cycling- rides around berkeley
Thomas Driemeyer's biking page
Adventure Cycling
Care-E: SF to LA bike ride
John Leo's bicycling page
Mike Vermeulen's bicycling page
Crazy guy on bike - great touring resource page
FelixWong's ultra-marathon bicycling page!
Jan Ullrich


Travel Agents in the SF Bay Area
Hop on Bus (Traveling by bus in California)
International Students Tavel Consortium

Buy Books + others on Net

FNAC (France)
Fabmart, India
Craigslist (bay area)
BIGZOO (telephone) numbers

Tamizh links

Project- Madurai : Tamizh literature online
Tamizh Computing Group - tamizh fonts
Murasu anjal Tamil fonts
Sujatha stories


World Time Server
Chennai weather
Kanniyakumari weather
Chitrakoot (Satna) weather
Tamil Calendar

Indo-China war, 1962
Indo-Pak War, 1971


National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
Jayant Udgaonkar's Protein Folding Group
Anna University, India (my undergrad instituition)
Centre for Biotechnolgy, Anna Univ
Wurstbatch (my buddies from undergrad)
Vana Vani on


Wurstbatch (my buddies from undergrad)
Venkatanand's home page
Java's home page
Vasant's home Page
Arvind's home page
Wurstbatch photos
Kaka - Saravanamoorthy's page
Tony (in the Koelle Lab, Yale)
Krishna (at the Karlstorm lab), UMass Amherst
Sunil Laxman at seattle

Generally Useful

World Telephone Directory (
India Country Facts (

Fun Stuff

Piled higher and Deeper (PhD) Comic Strip
Pirate Flags
Pirate Image Archive
War Flags


Music India Online... All the Indian Music you would want to know.
Catnatic music - Sangeetham
Parikrama (a great Indian Rock Band) and the Indian Rock scene)
PearlJam (a great band and have never seen a cooler home page!)


my collection of movies
The Princess Bride (script)
Media Resources Centre, Berkeley
Movies in Berkeley and neighbourhood
The Internet movie database
PAcific Film Archive, Berkeley

More weblinks

Some Poems

Personal library

Campanille, click for more The Campanille with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background