Sir Paul Nurse

What is life? And what does the answer to this question mean for the challenges facing humanity today - climate change, pandemics and species extinction? Paul Nurse received the Nobel Prize for showing how living cells work. In his book, written as clearly as it is elegantly, he synthesizes in just a few pages all the knowledge about what it means to be alive. Step by step, Nurse explains the five revolutionary ideas that underlie biology - the cell, the gene, evolution by natural selection, life as chemistry, and life as information.

Sir Paul Maxime Nurse is a biochemist, cell scientist, neurobiologist, and microbiologist. In 2001, he received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of key regulators of cell division and maturation. In 2022, he was inducted into the Order of the Companions of Honour. Nurse has been an advisor to the British Prime Minister on science and technology issues and has received over 60 honorary doctorates and fellowships from international universities.

Language: English

In the framework of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg

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Date: 19.11.2022

Time: 20:00


What is life?

The five answers of biology

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Geist Heidelberg Lecture

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