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Entropy and Irreversible Change: The Thermodynamics of Evolutionary Adaptation [Video]

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Jeremy England is Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Career Development Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having joined the MIT Physics Department in September 2011. Born in Boston, Jeremy grew up in a small college town near the New Hampshire seacoast. After earning a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Harvard in 2003, he began his graduate studies at the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed his doctorate in physics at Stanford in 2009. Before coming to MIT, he spent two years as a lecturer and research fellow at Princeton University. Dr. England was a Rhodes Scholar and a Goldwater Scholar, and has received many other awards and recognitions for his work. His work on “dissipative adaptation” and the possibility of self-organizing life in the early universe has made waves in the fields of Biophysics and Cosmology, as well as being featured in more popular outlets including NPR, Nautilus, Quanta, Harper’s, and Forbes Magazine. The implications of Dr. England’s theory are so magnificent, that Pulitzer-Prize winning historian of science Edward J. Larson has said that if his ideas can be proven experimentally, “he could be the next Darwin.”

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Order and Chaos (2016-2017)


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