Science Cafe with Mukund Thattai
Life's central trick is self-replication. Living things make copies of themselves, in a way that non-living things do not. A car factory can produce a large number of identical cars. A photocopying machine can produce a large number of identical copies of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. A single cell can produce a large number of near-identical copies of itself. What's the difference between these three examples?
This September, come to Lahe Lahe for the BLiSc Science Cafe.
Spend the morning with the inimitable Mukund Thattai as he leads you around a series of metaphors, each of which seek to highlight various commonplace yet deeply surprising features of cellular self-replication.