Tag Archives: Chem

“Researcher redefines the rules of chemistry” [Phys.org]

Filed: example model revisions, on need for minimizing semiotic mapping-drift in pedagogical & theoretical models (cf. example of discussion regarding “do atoms touch?”)



Speaker: Jeremy England, MIT: Statistical physics of self-replication

Published on Sep 11, 2014

What is life – lecture: A new theory for evolution. Speaker: Jeremy England, MIT.

“The formula, based on established physics, indicates that when a group of atoms is driven by an external source of energy (like the sun or chemical fuel) and surrounded by a heat bath (like the ocean or atmosphere), it will often gradually restructure itself in order to dissipate increasingly more energy. This could mean that under certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” https://www.quantamagazine.org/20140122-a-new-physics-theory-of-life/

{Credit and thanks to Mose for reminding me}