Cours de l'IHES 2023-2024

Beauty of Life seen through Keyhole of Mathematics (2/4)

by Misha Gromov (IHES)

Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons (IHES)

Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons


Le Bois-Marie 35, route de Chartres CS 40001 91893 Bures-sur-Yvette Cedex

We start with reminding  basic molecular structures (Crick dogma, genetic code etc.) in living  entities and classical  examples of the mathematical thought in genetic (Darwin, Mendel, Morgan, Sturtevant, trees of sequences…) and the traditional discussion/controversy  on the nature of Life.


Then we present a mathematical counterpart to the question “What is Life?”, indicate possible role of mathematics in the future bioengineering and conclude with the current  and projected numerical data on the human role in ecology of Earth.

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Emmanuel Ullmo