What is Life? The Next Fifty Years: Speculations on the by Michael P. Murphy,Luke A. J. O'Neill

By Michael P. Murphy,Luke A. J. O'Neill

Erwin Schrödinger's ebook what's lifestyles? had an immense impression at the improvement of molecular biology, stimulating scientists corresponding to Watson and Crick to discover the actual foundation of existence. a lot of the allure of Schrödinger's e-book lay in its method of the principal difficulties in biology - heredity and the way organisms use power to take care of order - from a physicist's point of view. At Trinity collage, Dublin a couple of amazing scientists from a number of disciplines accrued to have a good time the 50th anniversary of what's lifestyles? and following Schrödinger's instance fifty years formerly, awarded their perspectives at the present valuable difficulties in biology. The participants to this quantity contain Stephen Jay Gould, Roger Penrose, Jared Diamond, Manfred Eigen, John Maynard Smith, Christien de Duve and Lewis Wolpert. This assortment is key analyzing for somebody drawn to biology and its future.

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