Thermodynamics, of life.
What is happening in this area, since everyone got tired of handwaving about “dissipative systems”? Prigogene's work seems to have sunk into… disregard? disrepute? But there is a revival, recycling some of the same terms.
Shinier and newer, Jeremy England is hip… others? Is there a difference?
Popsci, Jeremy England: A new physics theory of life
John Baez and friends' Entropy and information in biological systems shows when Shannon and Boltzmann entropy relate and how that is important for an interesting class of systems
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