Dr. Karo Michaelian is a researcher at the National Autonomous University in Mexico City (UNAM). He specializes in the thermodynamics of life and evolution.
All irreversible processes, including life, arise, persist, and proliferate to produce entropy. It is the dissipation of a generalized thermodynamic potential that is important in driving life, not finding a clever route to channeling energy into some kind of self-indulgence … Continue reading
Understanding the thermodynamic function of life may shed light on its origin. Life, as are all irreversible processes, is contingent on entropy production. Entropy production is a measure of the rate of the tendency of Nature to explore available microstates. … Continue reading