A conversation with Jeremy England, PhD, author of “Every Life is On Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things.”
Jeremy England is an American physicist who uses statistical physics arguments to explain the spontaneous emergence of life, and consequently, the modern synthesis of evolution.England terms this process "dissipation-driven adaptation". England earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Harvard in 2003. After being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, he studied at St. John's College, Oxford from 2003 until 2005. He earned his Ph.D. in physics at Stanford in 2009. In 2011, he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics Department as an Assistant Professor. In 2019, he joined GlaxoSmithKline as a Senior Director in artificial intelligence and machine learning.