1) Read "What is Life?" by Erwin Schrödinger

posted Jul 9, 2018, 1:57 PM by Alexander Wolff   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 1:58 PM ]
This is a short book that we’ll discuss during lunch on our first day of bootcamp. While the text is old, it is surprisingly insightful. Schrödinger speculates about the separation between life and non-life life from the perspective of a physicist. In doing so, he made surprisingly accurate predictions, and influenced a generation of molecular biologists. If you want a preview, check out this highlight by Matthew Cobb in The Guardian.

PDFs of the book are available online, or you can pick up a paper copy.