Author N. Virgo
In particular I'm interested in how lifelike properties can arise in non-living systems, and what this can tell us about biology.
• How do individual entities arise in certain physical systems? What do these phenomena have in common with biological organisms?
• How can lifelike structures and lifelike behaviour such as learning occur in purely physical systems? What does this purely physical organisation tell us about biological development?
• What can energetic considerations tell us about the structure of ecosystems and the evolution of complexity?

Publications Found: 3 · Show All Abstracts

Froese T., Virgo N. & Izquierdo E. (2007) Autonomy: A review and a reappraisal. In: Almeida e Costa F., Rocha L. M., Costa E., Harvey I. & Coutinho A. (eds.) Advances in Artificial Life. 9th European Conference, ECAL 2007. Springer, Berlin: 455–464. Fulltext at
Virgo N. (2020) The necessity of extended autopoiesis. Adaptive Behavior 28(1): 23–26. Fulltext at
Virgo N., Egbert M. D. & Froese T. (2011) The role of the spatial boundary in autopoiesis. In: Kampis G., Karsai I. & Szathmáry E. (eds.) Advances in artificial life: Darwin meets von Neumann. 10th European Conference ECAL 2009. Springer, Berlin: 234–241. Fulltext at
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