I’m interested in the physics of life.
I hold a couple of Masters degrees in Theoretical Physics, one from the University of St Andrews, the other from the University of Cambridge.

I am currently engaged in my own research (independently of any academic institution) which involves using the Principle of Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) from Bayesian/Jaynesian Probability to try and tackle problems in Biology.

I’m not really a scientist!

I haven’t published any of my own literature yet, but my interest in irreversible thermodynamics and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics is genuine and follows on from my research at Cambridge.

I don’t intend to make claims or publish anything that hasn’t been peer-reviewed first, but I am testing the waters outside of the traditional academic pipeline.
I hold a couple of Masters degrees in Theoretical Physics, one from the University of St Andrews, the other from the University of Cambridge.

I am currently engaged in my own research (independently of any academic institution) which involves using the Principle of Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) from Bayesian/Jaynesian Probability to try and tackle problems in Biology.
I’m not really a scientist!

I haven’t published any of my own literature yet, but my interest in irreversible thermodynamics and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics is genuine and follows on from my research at Cambridge.

I don’t intend to make claims or publish anything that hasn’t been peer-reviewed first, but I am testing the waters outside of the traditional academic pipeline.
If you’re yearning for a more detailed explanation of how MaxEnt could be relevant to biology, I’ve put together this brief outline on how the approach looks when considering the function of the motor protein Kinesin.

During a single stepping cycle, the protein undergoes a diffusive search for a subsequent binding site. Characterising the essential information underpinning that process is the central challenge in the sort of thing I do.

The cool thing about this procedure is that — given a well-defined hypothesis space — MaxEnt will always produce an associated minimum-bias probability distribution, so it can be applied in almost any imaginable context. The task shifts to become a search to find relevant constraints to insert in the hypothesis space in the first place.
If you like this stuff too you can reach out to me. I love chatting with with researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

I'm open to the idea of a more formal PhD (if you're the right sort of supervisor), so get in touch if you think this research would be a good fit in your research group.
If you like this stuff too you can reach out to me. I love chatting with with researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

I'm open to the idea of a more formal PhD (if you're the right sort of supervisor), so get in touch if you think this research would be a good fit in your research group.

In addition to the molecular biology mentioned above, I’m fascinated by the geochemistry of the rock record & problems in evolutionary biology (eg: Early Triassic excursions; Cambrian Explosion + Shuram excursion; Oceanic Anoxic Events; The Great Oxygenation Event), along with Jaynesian approaches to active inference and artificial intelligence.

I'm also a big fan of Conformal Gravity (despite it's numerous flaws) and a general skeptic of conventional interpretations of dark matter/energy.
In addition to the molecular biology mentioned above, I’m fascinated by the geochemistry of the rock record & problems in evolutionary biology (eg: Early Triassic excursions; Cambrian Explosion + Shuram excursion; Oceanic Anoxic Events; The Great Oxygenation Event), along with Jaynesian approaches to active inference and artificial intelligence.

I'm also a big fan of Conformal Gravity (despite it's numerous flaws) and a general skeptic of conventional interpretations of dark matter/energy.
Sometimes I'll sit in front of a camera and talk about stuff for a general/layman audience.

Entropy is a very misunderstood quantity, often overly simplified and equated with vague notions of ‘disorder’.

Here’s a video chatting about why I would be wary of drawing such an connection.