By Gordon L. Shaw, John C. Pearson (auth.), Stephan L. Mints, Arnold Perlmutter (eds.)
This quantity comprises the larger a part of the papers submitted to the knowledge Processing in Biology section of the 1983 Orbis Scientiae, then devoted to the 80th 12 months of Professor P.A.M. Dirac. prior to the amount may be released, Professor Dirac passed on to the great beyond on October 20, 1984, thereby altering the dedica tion of this quantity, and its significant other, on excessive strength Physics, to his eternal reminiscence. The final Orbis Scientiae (as it was once usually some time past) used to be shared through frontier fields - for that reason by means of excessive power Physics and knowledge Processing in Biology, demonstrating the universality of clinical rules and targets. The interplay among scientists of various pursuits can in basic terms improve the fruitfulness in their efforts. The editors show pride within the modest contribution of Orbis Scientiae in the direction of this target. it's a excitement to recognize the typing of those lawsuits through Regelio Rodriguez and Helga Billings, and the popular first-class supervision by way of the latter. The effective coaching and organiza tion of the convention was once due principally to the ability and commitment of Linda Scott. As long ago, Orbis Scientiae 1983 acquired nominal aid from the USA division of power and the nationwide technology Foundation.