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#13 Physics of Biological Evolution and Simplicity Bias ( Ard Louis)

Holobiont

This episode explores the contributions of theoretical physics to understanding biological evolution and self-assembly. Ard Louis is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford and leads a group that uses computational tools to answer fundamental questions about the emergence and evolution of protein and RNA structures and gene regulatory networks. An attractive proposal developed in his recent work is that there is a bias towards simplicity in biological outputs, using the formalisation of complexity from Algorithmic Information Theory (AIT).  We discuss The historical role of theoretical physics in the life sciences The bias towards biological structures with low descriptional complexity  The concept of "Arrival of the Frequent" in evolution The usefulness of mathematics in describing biology Prof Ard Louis: https://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/our-people/louis Pre-print on the algorithmic nature of evolution :https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.28.454038v2 Wigner's paper on mathematics in the natural sciences: https://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~v1ranick/papers/wigner.pdf

1hr 1min

4 Oct 2021

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Meaning, Evidence, and Truth | Dr. Ard Louis

The Veritas Forum

Ard A. Louis, a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, asks whether science can answer all of life's questions. From the stage at the University of Birmingham in the UK.•Please like, share, subscribe to, and review this podcast. Thank you!

36mins

13 Feb 2020

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Can Science Explain Everything? | Ard Louis & Pascal Wallisch

The Veritas Forum

Theoretical Physicist, Ard Louis of Oxford University and Neuroscientist, Pascal Wallisch of New York University explore whether our reality is all simply an invention of the brain and within that, pondering if we can know what is objectively true. From the NYU Veritas Forum: Is There Truth Beyond Your Brain? • Please like, share, subscribe to and review this podcast!

33mins

16 Jan 2020

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Ard Louis: Science and Faith

Socrates in the City

Eric Metaxas talks with Ard Louis, professor of theoretical physics at Oxford University about “science and faith and life,” pushing past the oft-asked questions on these topics.The post Ard Louis: Science and Faith first appeared on Socrates in the City.

1hr 18mins

1 Aug 2019

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Interview on Creation – Professor of Theoretical Physics Ard Louis

St Aldates Church

Meeting: 6pm
Series: The Creed

11mins

30 Jan 2019

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Interview on Creation – Professor of Theoretical Physics Ard Louis

St Aldates Church

Meeting: 6pm
Series: The Creed

11mins

30 Jan 2019

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Ard Louis – Does Science Make Faith Obsolete? The Observations of One Scientist

Short Clips » The Veritas Forum

http://www.veritas.org/talks - Does your faith influence your choice of research problem or choice of career? Listen to Ard Louis, Reader in Theoretical Physics at Oxford, explain how his faith... Want to browse 600+ talks? Visit our media library at www.veritas.org/media.

2mins

18 Aug 2012