Zoom Talk - What is Life? by Paul Nurse
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About the Event
Sir Paul Nurse is a world-renowned geneticist and cell biologist. He is Director of the Francis Crick Institute and has served as President of the Royal Society. He has received many awards including sharing the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He served for 15 years on the Council of Science and Technology, advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and is presently a Chief Scientific Advisor for the European Union.
In his recent book of the same name, Paul Nurse considers the question "What is Life?" by discussing the five great building blocks of biology. He traces the roots of his own curiosity and knowledge to reveal how science works, and he shares with us the thrilling eureka moments of discovery. To survive the challenges facing the human race today, Paul Nurse shows that it is vital that we first understand what life is.