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statistical physics

<p>The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms.  </p>
biophysics

Swirling Bacteria Linked to the Physics of Phase Transitions

The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms.

<p>Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks.</p>
Q&A

‘Digital Alchemist’ Seeks Rules of Emergence

Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks.

<p>A potent theory has emerged explaining a mysterious statistical law that arises throughout physics and mathematics.</p>
statistical physics

At the Far Ends of a New Universal Law

A potent theory has emerged explaining a mysterious statistical law that arises throughout physics and mathematics.

<p>Nature’s large-scale patterns emerge from incomplete surveys that borrow ideas from information theory.</p>
ecology

The Thermodynamic Theory of Ecology

Nature’s large-scale patterns emerge from incomplete surveys that borrow ideas from information theory.

<p>An insight borrowed from computer science suggests that evolution values both fitness and diversity.</p>
evolution

The Game Theory of Life

An insight borrowed from computer science suggests that evolution values both fitness and diversity.

<p>An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.</p>
Physics

A New Physics Theory of Life

An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.