September 8


Biodesign Auditorium
727 E. Tyler St. Tempe
AZ 85287

Although Paul Davies wanted me to talk about 10 Crazy Ideas for the Physics of Cancer, I have decided to pare the list down to 5. I am coming to the opinion that there are very deep concepts in biology which, while they may not be “new physics”, in a sense transcend what we usually view as things easily explained by the standard physics world-view. I also am forming the opinion that our failure to “cure” cancer, or even make substantial inroads into the mortality rate, indicates that there are things about biology and cancer that we as physicists miss using the standard physics world-view. I’ll try to give 5 examples of things physicists don’t get about biology, and cancer.