Max Delbruck

Max DelbruckIn existographies, Max Delbruck (1906-1981) (Simmons 100:68) (CR:5), or “Delbrueck”, was a German-born American physicist and virus genetics researcher, characterized an “ordinary genius” (Geno, 2013), noted for []

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In 1963, Eugene Stanley completed biological physics work under Delbruck.

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“In a fascinating interchange, Frederick Donnan and Edward Guggenheim argue against an assertion by the eminent physicist James Jeans, that life could yield a net increase in organization and therefore a decrease in entropy (Donnen 1934; Guggenheim 1934; Jeans 1934; called to my attention by Max Delbruck). In 1933, Jeans had written that ‘in fact, it would seem reasonable to define life as being characterized by a capacity for evading this law. It probably cannot evade the law of atomic physics, which are believed to apply as much to the atoms of a brain as to the atoms of a brick, but it seems able to evade the statistical laws of probability. The higher the type of life, the greater is its capacity for evasion’ (1933).”
Richard Adams (1988), The Eight Day (pg. 34) [1]

References
1. Adams, Richard N. (1988). The Eighth Day: Social Evolution as the Self-Organization of Energy. University of Texas Press.

Further reading
● Delbruck, Max. (1944). “Problems of Modern Biology in Relation to Atomic Physics: Part III: Energy-Coupling”, A Series of Lectures, April and May, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
● Scott, George P. (1985). Atoms of the Living Flame: an Odyssey into Ethics and the Physical Chemistry of Free Will (Delbruck, 24+ pgs). University Press of America.
● Segre, Gino. (2013). Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbruck, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics and Big Bang Cosmology. Publisher.

External links
Max Delbruck – Wikipedia.

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