From physics to biology by extending criticality and symmetry breakings.

@article{Longo2011FromPT,
  title={From physics to biology by extending criticality and symmetry breakings.},
  author={G. Longo and Ma{\"e}l Mont{\'e}vil},
  journal={Progress in biophysics and molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          340-7
        }
}
Symmetries play a major role in physics, in particular since the work by E. Noether and H. Weyl in the first half of last century. Herein, we briefly review their role by recalling how symmetry changes allow to conceptually move from classical to relativistic and quantum physics. We then introduce our ongoing theoretical analysis in biology and show that symmetries play a radically different role in this discipline, when compared to those in current physics. By this comparison, we stress that… Expand
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