“One begins to wonder if all the most interesting problems in physics are now in biology.”
Nick Lane is Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. His research focuses on the way that energy flow has shaped evolution over 4 billion years, using a mixture of theoretical and experimental work to address the origin of life, the evolution of complex cells and downright peculiar behaviour such as sex. He was a founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research, and is Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Life’s Origin and Evolution (CLOE). He is the author of four acclaimed books on evolutionary biochemistry, which have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide.
“He is an original researcher and thinker and a passionate and stylish populariser. His theories are ingenious, breathtaking in scope, and challenging in every sense… what Lane is proposing, if correct, will be as important as the Copernican revolution.” – The Guardian