Conceptual models and analytical tools: The biology of physicist Max Delbrück

  title={Conceptual models and analytical tools: The biology of physicist Max Delbr{\"u}ck},
  author={Lily E. Kay},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • L. E. Kay
  • Published 1985
  • Biology, Physics, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
In 1949, at the height of his career in biology, Max Delbruck (19061981) delivered an address at the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences entitled "A Physicist Looks at Biology." He explained to his audience that Niels Bohr's suggestion of the complementarity principle in biology as a counterpart to the complementarity principle in physics, had been the prime motive for his own interest in biology and might play a similar role for other physicists who came into the field of biology… 
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