Novelty and Evolution in Biological, Chemical and Random Reaction Networks
We shall first investigate how reaction networks are at the base of the various disciplines. We will then learn a method (Chemical Organization Theory) that helps us to study novelty in reaction networks, and see what results does this method gives us in various example of Reaction Network. Both Artificial and non. From artificial chemistries to simulated ecologies, to agent based models, to chemistry.The talk will also touch and start to frame the (unsolved) problem of how to generate reaction networks that can sustain evolution.