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Geometries of the Living

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 4 October 2007

Translated by Liz Libbrecht

My idea of a theory in biology is quite different from the theoretical biology that is expressed as equations of observed or photographed phenomena. I have a simpler, more concrete conception. Not a mathematical description of what is seen, but an evolving model, a tool developed through bricolage, with mathematics perhaps, but also natural language: one that serves above all to understand the unseen; to guess, beneath the visible, the invisible dimensions of life forms, the underlying “lo...


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  • Publisher : Collège de France
  • Series : Leçons inaugurales
  • Place of publication : Paris
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 17 mars 2016
  • Electronic EAN : 9782722604377
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.4203
Pierre Corvol
Introduction
Alain Prochiantz
Geometries of the Living

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 4 October 2007

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