Quotes by: Manfred Eigen

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Manfred Eigen
Manfred Eigen, Göttingen 1996
Born May 9, 1927 (1927-05-09) (age 89)[1][2]
Bochum, Germany
Nationality German
Fields Biophysical chemistry
Institutions
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Braunschweig University of Technology
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Thesis Ermittlung der molekularen Struktur reiner Flüssigkeiten und Lösungen aus thermischen und kalorischen Eigenschaften (1951)
Doctoral advisor Arnold Eucken[3]
Doctoral students
Geoffrey Hoffman[citation needed] Christoph Mayer[3] Dietmar Porschke[citation needed] Katja Nieselt-Struwe[3]
Known for
Chemical reactions Quasispecies model
Notable awards
Otto Hahn Prize (1962) Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1967)[4] ForMemRS (1973)[5]
Website
www.mpibpc.mpg.de/14858258/Manfred_Eigen

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.
Manfred Eigen
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
Manfred Eigen
A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Manfred Eigen
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