APS Honor Recipients
Jeremy L. England
Georgia Institute of Technology
Recipient of the 2021 Irwin Oppenheim Award
For developing a theory of the emergence of self-replication in simple chemical models, and the definition of general design principles for constructing self-replicating objects, which is published in the article entitled "Design of conditions for self-replication" in Physical Review E 100, 022414 (2019).
About the Recipient
Jeremy England earned his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard in 2003 in biochemical sciences. Subsequently, first as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and then as a Hertz fellow at Stanford, he earned a PhD in physics doing work in the protein folding field. As a Lewis-Sigler fellow at Princeton he published an analytical solution the folding problem for globular protein domains. In 2011, he joined the physics faculty at MIT, leading a group seeking to derive exact results in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics that would aid in understanding the emergence of lifelike behaviors in driven many-body systems. He now serves as Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech School of Physics and as senior director in AI/ML for GlaxoSmithKline.
About the Irwin Oppenheim Award
The Oppenheim Award recognizes outstanding contributions to physics by early-career scientists who publish in Physical Review E (PRE).
The award was made possible by generous contributions from Irwin's family and friends along with his students, colleagues, and members of the Physical Review E community. We are deeply grateful to all those who helped establish this award by contributing to the Irwin Oppenheim Award fundraising campaign.