Evolution and Novelty
Life is complex and diverse. It spans huge spatial and temporal scales. And it is the result of about 4 billion years of Biological Evolution. In this time, evolution has created an endless series of ingenious solutions that make species adapted to their environment.
But how does Biological Evolution generate novelty? I am a theoretical biologist, I make mathematical models of evolution, and so I’ll reformulate the question into: How can we construct mathematical models that evolve novelty? In order to capture evolutionary novelty, I make models where evolving species can organize their internal dynamics and their interactions with other species.
Under construction 🙂