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Niels Bohr and Max Delbrück: Balancing Autonomy and Reductionism in Biology

Nils Roll-Hansen

in Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter attempts to develop a more precise understanding of the relation between Niels Bohr's philosophy of science and Max Delbrück's biological research program. It is argued here that ... More


Biophysics in Berlin: The Delbrück Club

Phillip R. Sloan

in Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter illuminates the origins of the discussions in the Three-Man Paper (3MP), the nature of the personnel involved, or the reasons why genetics was the focus of these discussions. It details ... More


Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Phillip R. Sloan and Brandon Fogel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1935 geneticist Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky, radiation physicist Karl G. Zimmer, and quantum physicist Max Delbrück published “On the Nature of Gene Mutation and Gene Structure,” known ... More


“My Hopes and Failures Are Within Myself”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's visit to California. Adda was accompanying him, but the children, now aged twelve and eighteen, would remain in Denmark, and the apartment on Amaliegade would be ... More


Atoms in Biology

Suzanne Bourgeois

in Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276079
eISBN:
9780520956599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276079.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Like Szilard, Max Delbrück was a physicist who turned to biology after WWII. The backgrounds of Delbrück and of Salvador Luria are reviewed. They linked up with Alfred Hershey to form the nucleus of ... More


Physics and Genes: From Einstein to Delbrück

William C. Summers (ed.)

in Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter begins by discussing the content of the Three-Man Paper (3MP): In it, Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky, the geneticist, outlined the biological problem concerning the nature of the mutation ... More


Meselson and Stahl

Frederic Lawrence Holmes

in Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085402
eISBN:
9780300129663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085402.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Matthew Meselson, and how he subsequently came to make the acquaintance of Frank Stahl. Meselson, a first-year graduate student in the Chemistry Division at Caltech in 1953, ... More


“Antibody This, Antibody That, They Weren't Really Much Interested”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter shows Ole Maaloe heading full-speed into a study of bacteriophages, that is, viruses that infect and replicate in bacterial cells, while Niels Jerne was beginning to identify himself as ... More


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