ScienceAsia 35(2009): 1-7 |doi:
Modelling nature: A physicist′s viewpoint
Marc A. Dubois
ABSTRACT: Recent progress in the life sciences, in the theory of complex systems, and in computers, allow a new approach to understanding and/or predicting nature, very much inspired by physics. Modelling natural objects has become possible. Moreover, because of man′s impact on the environment, it has also become a necessity. This note tries to convince researchers in the life sciences that modelling should not be frightening, and that it can be very useful.
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