PerspectiveRetrospective

Manfred Eigen (1927–2019)

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Science  05 Apr 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6435, pp. 33
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax2485

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On 6 February, Manfred Eigen died at the age of 91. Manfred was a role model to countless colleagues and students, and his contributions to science ranged from measuring the velocities of ultrafast chemical reactions to defining how information content expressed as functional complexity dictates the evolution of life forms. With his death, the world has lost one of its most outstanding, creative, and unconventional thinkers and scientists.