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New interdisciplinary project: Climate adaption strategies across the EU horizon

Several KLI fellows have come together in summer 2023 to work on an interdisciplinary project on climate adaption strategies funded by the Social Science & Humanities for Climate, Energy and Transport Research Excellence (SSH Centre).


Cognitive Science Students Visit the KLI Theory Lab

Visit to the KLI Theory Lab – 25 Oct, 2.00 – 5.00 pm


Challenges Towards a Truly Inclusive Research Culture: Realisations from a Feminist Science Media Project in India

Aashima DOGRA (independent science communicator), 2023-10-19 15:00 (CET). To join our colloquium please register with Zoom


The 40th Altenberg Workshop: Directionality in Genomics and Macroevolution

Recently, the KLI hosted the 40th Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology entitled "Directionality in Genomics and Macroevolution", organised by Laura Nuno de la Rosa, Craig Lowe, Adi Livnat and Beckett Sterner.


Welcoming Ludo Schoenmakers to the KLI

Schoenmakers’ project “The Origins of Evolution” examines the application of evolutionary theory to the origin and early development of life.


Save the dates! Announcing the 2023-24 fall-winter colloquium series

The 2023-24 fall-winter KLI colloquium series will resume in October with a great line-up of speakers.


Extrapolating Animal Consciousness

Tudor BAETU (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada), 2023-10-03 15:00 (CET). To join our colloquium please register with Zoom


Conferences: Travelling ideas

The KLI fellows and team travelled to lots of conferences this summer, sharing insights from their research and discussing promising new endeavours with the international community.


Vienna Science Studies Lab

The Vienna Science Studies Lab reading group continues and the lab will be expanded, hosting meetings on works in progress to enable constructive feedback.


New Book: Properties of Life: Toward a Theory of Organismic Biology

The new addition to the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology from the MIT Press is a coherent and comprehensive theory of life that synthesizes the specific properties of living organisms.


Biological Theory’s September issue is out

The editors summarize issue 18(3)—which includes a debate on the evolution of consciousness and a new look at the role of abiotic stressors on immune systems—out this month, with free reading links for articles.


Will the Real Hans Asperger Please Stand Up? –Letters from the Round Table

Dean FALK (Florida State University,Tallahassee, USA), 2023-09-21 15:00 (CET). This colloquium will take place in person (no virtual participation possible).


Welcoming Enrico Petracca to the KLI

Enrico Petracca’s project “Embodied Rationality: Normative and Evolutionary Foundations” introduces a novel naturalistic perspective on rationality, called "embodied rationality".


Welcoming Daniel Stadtmauer to the KLI

Stadtmauer’s project “The Developmental Evolutionary Basis of Tissue Type” aims to develop a theory for the developmental-evolutionary concept of "tissue type".


KLI in the World: a digest of conference travels last fall and winter

Members of the KLI family have been connecting with academics around the world though conferences and workshops. Here is a glimpse. (Click in title to read more)


New book: Evolution „On Purpose”: Teleonomy in Living Systems

The new addition to the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology from the MIT Press is a unique exploration of teleonomy- "evolved purposiveness"- as a major influence in evolution.


The mathematics of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings

In "Revisiting Leonardo on Muscles: Intimations of Mathematical Biology and Biomechanics," Michael Kemp explores da Vinci's remarkable anatomical drawings.


Complexity literacy for sustainable digital transformation

A new book chapter co-authored by Guido Caniglia argues for systems thinking, complexity literacy and transdisciplinary methodology for sustainability education.


New book: Evolvability: A Unifying Concept in Evolutionary Biology?

The latest addition to the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology from the MIT Press.


Reading group: third meeting of the Vienna Science Studies Lab

The Vienna Science Studies Lab recently held its third meeting at the KLI, discussing Max Liboiron's "Pollution is Colonialism".