Quantum Explorers: Bohr, Jordan, and Delbrück Venturing into Biology

  title={Quantum Explorers: Bohr, Jordan, and Delbr{\"u}ck Venturing into Biology},
  author={L. Joaquim and O. Freire and C. El-Hani},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
This paper disentangles selected intertwined aspects of two great scientific developments: quantum mechanics and molecular biology. We look at the contributions of three physicists who in the 1930s were protagonists of the quantum revolution and explorers of the field of biology: Niels Bohr, Pascual Jordan, and Max Delbrück. Their common platform was the defense of the Copenhagen interpretation in physics and the adoption of the principle of complementarity as a way of looking at biology. Bohr… Expand
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