Palestra: Information and The Physics of Life


More than 70 years ago Erwin Schrödinger wrote “What Is Life” which attempted to outline what a “physics of life” might look like.  Today it is recognized that, to some degree, it is the use of information which sets life apart from other physical systems. In this talk I will review recent progress in the development of a theory of “Semantic Information” which explores how key features of life such as agency and autonomy may be explored in the context of complex systems which store, copy and process information thermodynamically.

Adam Frank
Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Rochester, USA
Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

26 de setembro de 2023 às 15:00
Edifício FC3 -117
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