好書推介：《What is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches》
Book Recommendation：What is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches
Author: Erwin Schrödinger
This is a bound volume of three books. The first title is What is Life? The author Erwin Schrödinger was a great physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to quantum physics. It can be imagined that this book drew much attention because a physicist broke into the biological world and talked about the mystery of life. This book was written in the 1940s when the language of genetic information was not known though genes were known to be in the cell nucleus. Schrödinger attempted to find out the language of genetic information and his insight inspired the discovery of the double-helical structure of the DNA by Watson, Crick and Wilkins. The second title is Mind and Matter. Although Schrödinger eventually could not unveil the nature of the human mind, the process of exploration lets us know more about the limitation of science and even human evolution. The third title is Schrödinger’s autobiography: an unusual mind lived an unusual life.
Dr. Wong Wing Hung