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Thermodynamics of Computation

Chris Kempes

From Thermodynamics of Computation

Biography: I am a scientist working at the intersection of physics, biology, and the earth sciences. Using mathematical and computational techniques I study how simple theoretical principles inform a variety of phenomena ranging from major evolutionary life-history transitions, to the biogeography of plant traits, to the organization of bacterial communities. I am particularly interested in biological architecture as a mediator between physiology and the local environment.

Field(s) of Research: Chemical Reaction Networks, Naturally Occurring Biological Computation

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  1. Drivers of bacterial maintenance and minimal energy requirements
  2. Evolutionary tradeoffs in cellular composition across diverse bacteria