How to color a lizard: from biology to mathematics

A multidisciplinary team led by Michel Milinkovitch describes how the southwestern European lizard slowly acquires its intricate adult skin colour, by linking the equations of Alan Turing with a computational system invented by John von Neumann. Published on April 12, 2017 in Nature, this biology-driven research allows to link, for the first time, the work of these two giants in mathematics.

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