Musea E-mail Club #483 Zinc World
This week's e-mail club message is a special one for me. I
heard from Dr. Mulkidjanian, concerning two new science papers he has
recently published. They talk about his ideas for a ZINC WORLD, and
how zinc may have played an important role in the start of life.
And not only does it support some of the ideas I had,
but he even mentioned me in the acknowledgments.
So it is a real honor to pass on the e-mail he sent
to me (see below), and a link to his two fine papers at biology-direct.
several years ago you have sent me a letter with suggestion to pursue
further the topic of the light-driven origin of life. Although it took
some time to find physically plausible solutions for several problems
related to the light-driven abiogenesis, it has found to be possible to
produce a realistic scenario and even to prove it. The results are
described in the two papers that are freely accessible from the home page
of Biology Direct (www.biology-direct.com).
Thank you once more for your encouragement (and check the Acknowledgements
section of the first paper!)
With best regards
Armen Y. Mulkidjanian, Ph.D.
University of Osnabrueck,
School of Physics and
School of Biology/Chemistry
Barbarastrasse 7 D-49076,
In HOUSE NEWS. The new issue of Musea is up on the website.
It is my third issue on the idea of a possible art center.
This installment talks about the museum / library idea.