Prize Recipient

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Jeremy L. England
Georgia Institute of Technology


"For developing a theory of the emergence of self-replication in simple chemical models, and the definition of general design principles for constructing self-replicating objects, which is published in the article entitled ‘Design of conditions for self-replication’ in Physical Review E 100, 022414 (2019)."


Jeremy England earned his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard in 2003 in biochemical sciences. Subsequently, first as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and then as a Hertz fellow at Stanford, he earned a PhD in physics doing work in the protein folding field. As a Lewis-Sigler fellow at Princeton he published an analytical solution the folding problem for globular protein domains. In 2011, he joined the physics faculty at MIT, leading a group seeking to derive exact results in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics that would aid in understanding the emergence of lifelike behaviors in driven many-body systems. He now serves as Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech School of Physics and as senior director in AI/ML for GlaxoSmithKline.

Selection Committee:

Joshua Shaevitz (DBIO) (Chair), Eric DeGiuli (‘20 Recipient), Arezoo Ardekani (DFD), Aparna Baskaran (DSOFT), Emanuela Del Gado (DCOMP), Jack Douglas (DPOLY), Valeri Goncharov (DPP), Corey O’Hern