Michal Kurzynski

Michal Kurzynski nsIn existographies, Michal Kurzynski (1946-) (CR:8) is a Polish physicist noted for []

In 2003, Kurzynski, penned Introduction to Molecular Biophysics, co-written with Jack Tuszynski. [2]

In 2006, Kurzynski, in his The Thermodynamic Machinery of Life, attempted to outline thermodynamics of the biophysical processes occurring at the subcellular level, going beyond the earlier models of Erwin Schrodinger (What is Life?, 1944), John Neumann (automaton theory, 1948), and Ilya Prigogine (far-from-equilibrium dissipative structure theory).

Kurzynski defines biophysics as the “physics of animate matter” (see: defunct theory of life) framed around what he calls the principle of mechanical determinism, which he defines as:

“The law of motion and the state of the physical system at a given moment of time unambiguously and uniquely determine the state of the system at all other moments of time both in the future and in the past.”


Kurzynski completed his PhD in solid state physics in 1973 at the University of Polzna, Poland and in 1981 became a physics professor there. He has worked with Hermann Haken in Stuttgart and with Manfred Eigen in Gottingen, Germany. His main research interests have been in the theory of phase transitions in solids, the statistical physics of far from equilibrium, and recently the statistical theory of biological processes.

1. Kurzynski, Michal. (2006). The Thermodynamic Machinery of Life. New York: Springer.
2. Tuszynski, Jack A. and Kurzynski, Michal. (2003). Introduction to Molecular Biophysics. CRC Press.

Further reading
● Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two) (Kurzynski, pg. 667). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.

External links
Michal Kurzynski (about) – Adam Mickiewicz University.

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