Doktorandseminarium: Model for spontaneous self-replication
- Datum: 2017-11-01 kl 13:15
- Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet 4007
- Föreläsare: Yu Liu
- Kontaktperson: Volodymyr Mazorchuk
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.