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Jeremy England
physics professor, MIT

Jeremy England is an associate professor of physics at MIT, where he leads a research group that studies the statistical mechanics of emergent life-like behavior.

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Essay/Physics
Why trees don’t ungrow

The cliché that life transcends the laws of thermodynamics is completely wrong. The truth is almost exactly the opposite

Jeremy England