Professor Hubert P. Yockey (April 15, 1916 – January 31, 2016) was a physicist and information theorist. He worked under Robert Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project, and at the University of California, Berkeley.
He studied the application of information theory to problems in biology and published his conclusions in the Journal of Theoretical Biology from 1974 onwards. Yockey was very critical of the primordial soup theory of the origin of life, and believed that "the origin of life is unsolvable as a scientific problem."
He died on January 31, 2016 at the age of 99.
- Hubert P. Yockey Information Theory and Molecular Biology 1992 Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0521350051
- Hubert P. Yockey, Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life 2005 Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-80293-8
- Yockey HP. (1981). "Self organization origin of life scenarios and information theory". J Theor Biol. 91 (1): 13–31. PMID 7300380. doi:10.1016/0022-5193(81)90370-2.
- H.P. Yockey, ed. (1956). Symposion of Information theory in biology.
- "Dr. Hubert Yockey of Bel Air, Director of APG Reactor; Manhattan Project Nuclear Physicist, Dies at 99". The Dagger. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
- Staff (2016-02-21). "Dr. Hubert Yockey of Bel Air, Director of APG Reactor; Manhattan Project Nuclear Physicist, Dies at 99". daggerpress.com. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
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