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Apr 8, 2019

Manfred Eigen, Nobel Prize-winning German chemist and physicist who, after serving in the Wehrmacht, founded two distinct scientific disciplines – obituary

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Manfred Eigen, who has died aged 91, was a phenomenally versatile German chemist and physicist who founded two major scientific disciplines, first in chemical reaction kinetics and later in the development of a molecular approach to evolutionary biology.

He also co-founded two biotechnology companies – Evotec, now a €3.29 billion concern, and Direvo, which was acquired by Bayer Healthcare for $300 million in 2008.

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