Seminar #67: Attractor Based Evolution
We have another invited speaker this week! Please note unusual time and place: Friday, 18th June, at 3:30pm, in Arun-404.
Attractor Based Evolution: A network oriented view of the origin of life
This talk will:
* Summarise key issues for the origin of life
* Identify relevant conceptual background for attractor based evolution of chemical networks
* Set out a network oriented view of chemistry
* Outline what is envisaged in an attractor based evolutionary scenario
* Spell out explicitely a mechanism for attractor based inheritannce
* Show an artificial chemistry that could support evolutionary exploration of a large number of alternative ‘phenotypes’
* Illustrate the relationship between molecular structure and chemical network structure with a four attractor artificial chemistry
* Provide an update on related progress with the SimSoup project
The origin of life is a multi-disciplinary subject; the material is accordingly intended for a multi-disciplinary audience.