Stuart A. Kauffman

STUART A. KAUFFMAN, is a professor at the University of Calgary with a shared appointment between biological sciences and physics and astronomy. He is also the leader of the Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics (IBI) which conducts leading-edge interdisciplinary research in systems biology.

Dr. Kauffman is also an emeritus professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, a MacArthur Fellow and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

Originally a medical doctor, Dr. Kauffman's primary work has been as a theoretical biologist studying the origin of life and molecular organization. Thirty-five years ago, he developed the Kauffman models, which are random networks exhibiting a kind of self-organization that he terms "order for free."

Dr. Kauffman was the founding general partner and chief scientific officer of The Bios Group, a company (acquired in 2003 by NuTech Solutions) that applies the science of complexity to business management problems. He is the author of The Origins of Order, At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization, Investigations and Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion.

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Further Reading on Edge:

"Order for Free" (Chapter 20 in The Third Culture)

"A Possible Solution For The Problem Of Time In Quantum Cosmology"[4.7.97]
By Stuart Kauffman and Lee Smolin

"The Adjacent Possible" A Talk with Stewart Kauffman [11.3.04]

"Beyond Reductionism: Reinventing the Sacred"
By Stuart Kauffman

"Breaking the Galilean Spell" By Stuart A. Kauffman [4.22.08]

"Five Problems In The Philosopy Of Mind"
By Stuart A. Kauffman

Beyond Edge:

Stuart Kauffman's Home Page