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Doktorandseminarium: Model for spontaneous self-replication

  • Datum:
  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet 4007
  • Föreläsare: Yu Liu
  • Kontaktperson: Volodymyr Mazorchuk
  • Seminarium


All life is able to replicate itself, but no current theory can explain how a group of chemical reactions each of which is not able to self-replicate can constitute a system that is able to.

We set up a general mathematical model, and find a special type of such chemical system where different parts replicate each other and the system self-replicates as a whole. In this seminar, I will talk about how this model works (in simulations and differential equations), and the insights we can get for how the earliest self-replicating entities on Earth came into existence.