Noyce Conference Room
Workshop
 
This event is by invitation only.

Meeting Summary: We propose to organize a workshop at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) to explore the role of both thermodynamics and computation in constraining biological processes, evolution, and metabolism. The workshop will be held over two-and-a-half days investigating the connection between thermodynamics and computation in a variety of topics including: pure computer science, the statistical mechanics of computation, chemical computers, the thermodynamics and computation of organisms.  A synthesis of these topics will be necessary to more fully understand the general features of the thermodynamics of computation. In particular, understanding the fundamental aspects of the computations and energetics of life explicitly requires a treatment of each of the listed topics.

This workshop will connect three sub-disciplines - statistical physics, computation and biological and chemical computers - to each other in an attempt to provide the field with deeper theoretical coherence and connection. In particular, there is the need to migrate computer science and statistical physics tools for use in biological and chemical computers, and in turn, to use the biological and chemical systems to inspire new theoretical questions and techniques.

Agenda

Monday, August 14, 2017

7:30 Hotel Santa Fe Shuttle departs hotel to Santa Fe Institute

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Welcome from SFI President David Krakauer

8:40 Broad Introduction by the Organizers

9:30 Christoph Flamm  (University 9f Vienna), --  tutorial

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Chris Kempes (Santa Fe Institute)

11:15 Massimiliano Esposito (University of Luxembour), -- tutorial 

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Joshua Grochow (University of Colorado, Boulder/Santa Fe Institute), -- tutorial

2:45 Eric Winfree (California Institute of Technology)

3:30 Tea

4:00 Thomas Ouldrige (Imperial College)

5:00  Adjourn

5:05 Hotel Santa Fe Shuttle departs Santa Fe Institute back to hotel

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

7:30 Hotel Santa Fe Shuttle departs hotel to Santa Fe Institute

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Lulu Qian (California Institute of Technology)

9:15 Bernat Murta (University of Vienna)

10:00 Discussion

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Four parallel half-hour breakout sessions

11:15 Four successive raconteurs present for ten minutes each

12:05 Lunch

1:00 Anne Condon (University of British Columbia)

1:45 Daniel Segre (Boston University)

2:30 Discussion

3:00 Tea

3:30 Sonja Prohaska (University of Leipzig)

4:00 Group discussion

5:00 Hotel Santa Fe Shuttle departs Santa Fe Institute back to hotel

6:30 Dinner for both workshops at hotel

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

7:30 Hotel Santa Fe Shuttle departs hotel to Santa Fe Institute

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Andre Barato (Max Planck Institute)

9:30 Hong Qian (University of Washington)

10:30 Coffee

10:45 Group discussion

12:00 Lunch 

1:00 Hotel Santa Fe Shuttle departs Santa Fe Institute back to hotel

Purpose: 
Research Collaboration
SFI Host: 
David Wolpert, Chris Kempes, and Peter Stadler