Physics of life: what do the laws of physics say? with Prof David Jamieson
July 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The University of Melbourne July Lectures in Physics 2020 is a series of lectures aimed at giving an insight into fundamental questions in physics “Physics and Life”
FRIDAY JULY 3 – PROF DAVID JAMIESON (School of Physics, University of Melbourne)
Physics of life: what do the laws of physics say?
In 1928 Paul Dirac said “The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble.” Is this enough to explain life? Does quantum mechanics play an important role? This lecture looks at the fundamentals.