The Influence of Niels Bohr on Max Delbrück

  title={The Influence of Niels Bohr on Max Delbr{\"u}ck},
  author={Daniel J. McKaughan},
  pages={507 - 529}
The impact of Niels Bohr’s 1932 “Light and Life” lecture on Max Delbrück’s lifelong search for a form of “complementarity” in biology is well documented and much discussed, but the precise nature of that influence remains subject to misunderstanding. The standard reading, which sees Delbrück’s transition from physics into biology as inspired by the hope that investigation of biological phenomena might lead to a breakthrough discovery of new laws of physics, is colored much more by Erwin Schr… 
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