"Physicists are on the hunt for a ‘theory of life’ that explains why life can exist.”
Check out this editorial that discusses “whether writing down a mathematical theory of life is an achievable goal and, if so, what questions such a theory should answer.”
One of our Max Planck School Matter to Life Fellows, Ramin Golestanian, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany, headed the discussion at the APS Physics of Living Matter Conference last year.
In his quest for a unifying theory of life, he says, “I have absolutely no doubt that good things will come out of this sort of knowledge.”
Read the full article on the APS Physics website:
Unattributed quoted text belongs to the editorial author, Katherine Wright, a Senior Editor of Physics.