Eigen, Manfred (1927–)
Manfred Eigen is a German physicist who has conducted numerous experiments in prebiotic evolution
to understand the process by which different species of RNA compete and evolve. Like Ilya Prigogine and Stuart Kauffman, he is a prominent supporter of the application of complexity
theory to origin of life studies. Eigen was awarded, with Ronald Norrish
and George Porter, the 1967 Nobel Prize in
Chemistry for studies of extremely fast chemical reactions.