Finite Universe of Discourse:The Systems Biology of Walter Elsasser (1904-1991)

  title={Finite Universe of Discourse:The Systems Biology of Walter Elsasser (1904-1991)},
  author={Derek Gatherer},
  journal={The Open Biology Journal},
  • D. Gatherer
  • Published 30 May 2008
  • Art
  • The Open Biology Journal
Walter Elsasser (1904-1991), an eminent quantum physicist and geophysicist, was also active in theoretical biology over a 35-year period from the early 1950s to the late 1980s. Although increasingly estranged from the biological establishment during the last fifteen years of his life, Elsasser’s central concern with complexity has resulted in a revival of interest in his theories over the last decade, particularly among those who see biology from a systems holist rather than a molecular… 
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