Alan M. Turing's scientific contributions

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It is suggested that a system of chemical substances, called morphogens, reacting together and diffusing through a tissue, is adequate to account for the main phenomena of morphogenesis. Such a system, although it may originally be quite homogeneous, may later develop a pattern or structure due to an instability of the homogeneous equilibrium, whic...

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... In 1952, Alan Turing proposed that the pattern formation process could be mathematically modelled on a purely chemical basis via the interaction of morphogens, whose evolutions are described by a system of coupled reaction-diffusion equations (Turing 1952). Turing showed that a stable steady state, robust to small perturbations in the spatially homogeneous setting (i.e. ...