Dr. Gell-Mann is Professor and Co-Chairman of the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute. He is also the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology. In 1969 he received the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. Gell-Mann's interests extend to historical linguistics, archeology, natural history and the conservation of biological diversity, and other subjects connected with biological and cultural evolution and with learning and thinking. Much of his recent research at the Santa Fe Institute has focused on the theory of complex adaptive systems, which brings many of those topics together. He is the author of The Quark and the Jaguar, published in 1994, in which he traces for the lay reader the chain of relationships linking the simple basic laws of physics to the complexities we see around us.
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