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SAC Seminar - Kim Sneppen: Models of life

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Monday 9 September 2013,  at 14:15 - 15:00

Speaker: Kim Sneppen, Center for Models of Life, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Title: Models of life

I will discus a few aspects of basis life mechanisms with the aim to illustrate how it  can be modeled and understood with terms known from physics. The talk thus emphasize the historical aspect of life, its ability to make copies, self assembly and basic polymeric building blocks, as well as its amazing ability to gain from cyclic reactions. A few simple models will be discussed with the aim to introduce its intermittent dynamics of life on large scale and the ability of life to maintain its diversity in even quite simple environments.