Physics of Emergent Behaviour III - From origin of life to multicellularity

What is this conference about? Not long after the Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago based on physical laws, life emerged and complexified, thus marking the beginning of biology (if anyone would have been around to classify it that way). Biology and physics are now two distinct scientific disciplines, but by focusing at the earliest time point when biology emerged from physics, could we, with hindsight, have foretold the rise of life, or predicted key properties of biology, from the laws of physics? These will be some of the thought-provoking questions we will tackle at this 2-day online meeting. Besides short talks delivered by our esteemed international speakers aimed at a broad audience, a significant portion of the meeting will be dedicated to open discussion.

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Imperial College (supported by the IOP Biological Physics Group)
01 Jul 2021 to 02 Jul 2021 09:00 to 17:00
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