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Abdus Salam Memorial Lectures
Ramakrishna Ramaswamy (Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad)
Date & Time
21 November 2014, 17:30 to 18:30
Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

It is generally recognised that biological systems are complex- indeed they need to be complex, given the multiplicity of functions that they need to perform. The opposite of this profound truth (which as Niels Bohr alerted us to, may well be another profound truth) is that there can indeed be simplicity in biology as well. Some aspect of this potential simplicity was captured in the astonishing hypothesis of Francis Crick, that living organisms and all their  actions, responses and even emotions are essentially the results of the complex reactions and interactions in collections of a vast number of fairly simple molecules.