Biology as a Constructive Physics

  • S. V. Kozyrev
Research Articles


Yuri Manin’s approach to Zipf’s law (Kolmogorov complexity as energy) is applied to investigation of biological evolution. Model of constructive statistical mechanics where complexity is a contribution to energy is proposed to model genomics. Scaling laws in genomics are discussed in relation to Zipf’s law. This gives a model of Eugene Koonin’s Third Evolutionary Synthesis – physical model which should describe scaling in genomics.

Key words

Kolmogorov complexity complexity as energy third evolutionary synthesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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