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Definitions of individuality and agnostic approaches to the origins of life

LAB Co-I Chris Kempes was interviewed by Quanta Magazine to discuss the applications of information theory to our biological definition of individuality. Chris mentions how generalizable and quantifiable conceptions of individuality could help make our search for life and our study of the origins of life more agnostic. Read the full article here!

Image description: A winter storm is visible off the east coast of the United States, and cities are illuminated across the country. Weather events, like the storm visible here, could also be described and understood using the individuality theory discussed in the article.

Image Credit: NASA/NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership


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