Dartmouth class of 1961, Stuart A. Kauffman is a theoretical biologist, a leader in complexity theory, applied molecular evolution, origins of life, and developmental genetics. Kauffman was a faculty member in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania from 1975-95. Since 1986 Kauffman has served as an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Borden Prize for Research, the Weiner Gold Medal of the American Cybernetic Society, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. Kauffman is the author of two books, Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution, and At Home in the Universe.
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