September 4, 1906, Max Delbrück, a physicist, was born in Berlin.

On this day (September 4), 1906, Max Delbrück, a physicist, was born in Berlin.
Delbrück studied astrophysics, moving on to theoretical physics, at University of Göttingen . After completing his Ph.D. there in 1930, traveled through England, Denmark and Switzerland . He met Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr, who interested him in biology .
Delbrück returned to Berlin in 1932 as an assistant to Lise Meitner, who collaborated with Otto Hahn in the irradiation of uranium with neutrons.
In 1935, Delbrück published a collaboration with Nikolay Timofeev-Ressovsky and Karl Zimmer, the main work, Über die Natur der Genmutation und der Genstruktur . It was considered a major advance in understanding the nature of genetic mutation and the structure of genes.
In 1941, Delbrück met Salvador Luria from the University from Indiana. In 1942, Delbrück and Luria published on bacterial resistance to infection by virus mediated by random mutation.
The Luria-Delbrück experiment, also called the Fluctuation Test, showed that Darwin's theory of natural selection acting on random mutations is It applies to both bacteria and more complex organisms. The 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to both scientists in part for this work.
In 1945, Delbrück, Luria and Hershey organized a course on the genetics of bacteriophages at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York . This group of phages (informal name for a group of biologists) fueled the early development of biology molecular .
As a curiosity to mention that he became interested in behavioral sciences and devoted an unsuccessful effort to mold behavior in the 1960s .
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- what are you doing Max?
- I'm making a poem
- oh! and that?
- because I'm investigating
- investigating?
- linguistics?
- no, biology
- biology?
- And what does biology have to do with a poem?
- it is a multidisciplinary investigation
- aren't you taking multidisciplinarity too far?
- do you want to hear the poem?
- goes like this: "poem to a virus?
- leave it..
- "small as a drop..."
- bye

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