|Born||August 30, 1962 (age 53)
|Fields||Evolutionary Biology and Physics|
Keck Graduate Institute
Michigan State University
|Alma mater||University of Bonn
Stony Brook University
|Academic advisors||Gerald E. Brown|
|Doctoral students||Charles Ofria|
|Known for||Negative quantum entropy
Fairchild Prize Fellowship (1992)
NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2002)
Fellow of the AAAS (2012)
Christoph Carl Herbert "Chris" Adami (born August 30, 1962) is a professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, as well as professor of Physics and Astronomy, at Michigan State University. Adami was born in Brussels, Belgium, and graduated from the European School of Brussels I. He obtained a Diplom in Physics from the University of Bonn and an MA and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Stony Brook University in 1991. He is best known for his work on Avida, an artificial life simulator used to study evolutionary biology , and for applying the theory of information to physical and biological systems. He is also an adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.
- Adami, C.; Belew, R.; Kitano, H.; Taylor, C. (1998). Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Artificial Life. MIT Press.
- Adami, C. (1998). Introduction to Artificial Life. Springer Verlag.
- Lenski, R. E.; Ofria, C.; Pennock, R. T.; Adami, C. (2003). "The evolutionary origin of complex features" (PDF). Nature 423: 139–144. Bibcode:2003Natur.423..139L. doi:10.1038/nature01568. PMID 12736677.
- "Chris Adami bio". anderson.ucla.edu. 2008.
- Adami, C. (2006). "Digital Genetics: unravelling the genetic basis of evolution". Nature Reviews Genetics 7 (2): 109–118. doi:10.1038/nrg1771.
- "MSU earns record number of AAAS Fellows". news.msu.edu. December 14, 2011.