As part of the University of Illinois Department of Physics "Saturday Physics Honor Program" outreach program for high school students, Klaus Schulten presented a lecture titled "Physics of the Body" on Saturday, November 4, 2006. The lecture reviewed how physics is integral to the functioning of the human body:

"Physics reigns in non-living as well as in living nature. The human body is the result of a billion years of evolution that adopted the laws of physics to its advantage as examples from vision, hearing, and skeletal motion will illustrate."

The lecture included plenty of examples and opportunities for audience interaction amenable to a high school audience. Sample slides are below, and the entire presentation can be accessed by clicking here.