Emergence@ASU group members Sara Walker, Alyssa Adams, Tucker Ely, Cole Mathis and Harrison Smith head to the Astrobiology Science Conference June 15-19th in Chicago IL to present their research! Here's the full run down of presentations:
Sara Walker presents Thurs @ 3:15pm in the "Prebiotic Chemistry to Functional Biopolymers" session in Salon A3 with a title "Recycling of Early Functional Biopolymers and Implications for the Emergence of Life".
Cole Mathis is talking on "The Emergence of Life as a First Order Phase Transition" on Wed. at 4pm in Salon A1.
Alyssa Adams is talking on "Emergence of Open-Ended Evolution in a Minimalistic Model of Interactive Cellular Automata with Global Control" on Wed. at 4:15pm in Salon A1.
Harrison Smith is presenting his poster "The Evolution of Metabolic Communities: Computational Models and Empirical Results" in the Wed evening poster session.
Tucker Ely is presenting his poster "Life's Limited Exploration of Protein Space" in the Wed. evening poster session.
The group also has two posters - "The Informational Architecture of Biological Networks" on Wed. night and "Computational Models for the Coexistence and Competition of Mirror-Image Lifeforms" on Thurs. night.
Follow our adventures at the conference at #EmergeSciCon on Twitter!
Sara Walker's essay "The Descent of Math" was awarded the "Out-of-the-box-thinking" prize in this years Foundational Questions Institute's essay contest. The competition supported thinking about the mysterious connection between physics and mathematics. The full list of prize winners is available here.
Sara Imari Walker