Radcliffe Asks, “What Is Life?”

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Harvard Magazine
June 3, 2014

In 1944, Nobel prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger catalyzed a new way of thinking about the chemical and physical origins of biology with the publication of his book What Is Life? Last Friday, Schrödinger’s question and 70 years’ worth of scientific answers reverberated throughout a discussion of “What Is Life? The Science and Ethics of Creating New Life in the Laboratory”—the last of three panels convened for Radcliffe Day 2014, May 30, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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