WHAT IS LIFE? The next fifty years Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland September 20th - 22nd,
WHAT IS LIFE?
The next fifty years
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
September 20th - 22nd, 1993
In 1943, the famous Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger delivered a
series of lectures in Trinity College, Dublin entitled "What is
Life?". The resulting book proved immensely influential for the
development of molecular biology. This symposium commemorates the
50th anniversary of the original lectures, and will be held again in
Trinity College, Dublin. The aim will be to emulate Schrodinger's
approach by speculating on future directions for the biological
sciences. Highly eminent scientists including five Nobel laureates
will be speaking, in what promises to be an unique and stimulating
"The evolution of human inventiveness"
Christian de Duve
"RNA without protein or protein without RNA?"
"Physics, life and mind: is it possible to build a perception machine?"
"What remains of the twentieth century's biology?"
Stephen Jay Gould
"What is life?: a problem in history"
"Molecular replication and disordered crystals"
John Maynard Smith
"The origin of life"
"Do the laws of nature evolve?"
"Towards simulating the generative programme of the egg"
Registration Fees : IR#95 (Student Rate IR#60)
For further information and registration forms contact
Dr Luke O'Neill,
Department of Biochemistry,
Trinity College, Dublin 2,
Tel : +353-1-702 2439
Fax : +353-1-6772 400
or e-mail (Dr Margaret Worrall) : firstname.lastname@example.org
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