Hubert P. Yockey (born::April 15, 1916), PhD is a physicist and information theorist. He went on to win his PhD in physics from University of California, Berkeley, in 1943 with a dissertation on “Neutron Yields from Be, Cu, Bi, Sr, and P in the Sixty-Inch Cyclotron”. He worked under Robert Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project, and at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former director of the Pulsed Radiation Facility at the U. S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
One of his areas of interest is the question of the origin of life. He has studied the application of information theory to problems in biology and he states that the origin of life is unsolvable as a scientific problem.
- Yockey, Hubert P.; Platzman, Robert P.; and Quastler, Henry, ed. (1958). Symposium on Information Theory in Biology. New York, London: Pergamon Press.
- Yockey, Hubert P (1992). Information Theory and Molecular Biology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-35005-0.
- Yockey, Hubert P (2005). Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-80293-2.