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What is Life?
In his later life, Nobel Prize-winning quantum physics founder Erin Schrödinger wrote a book titled "What is Life?", published in 1944. The ideas in that book served as an inspiration for Crick and Watson in their 1953 discovery of DNA, and for later generations of biologists. Nobel Prize-winning biologist Paul Nurse's similarly-titled 2020 book brings Schrödinger's up to date and discusses five "great ideas" that distinguish life: the cell, the gene, evolution by natural selection, life as chemistry, and life as information. We will discuss these ideas and more in this course. Please read the first two chapters for our first meeting. Craig Stephan is a retired industrial physicist who has led many previous OLLI courses including Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Aging Brain, Consciousness and the Brain, and Paleontology.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 03/15/2022 - 04/05/2022
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location : Online Only
Instructor : Stephan Craig
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : COMPLETED