A History of Autocatalytic Sets

Last August I presented a brief (12min) talk about the history of research on autocatalytic sets, a concept originally introduced by Stuart Kauffman. This talk was presented during the Stufest, a 2-day workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute, in celebration of Kauffman’s 80th birthday and his contributions to complexity science. Below is the video of my short presentation.

The two publications mentioned at the end of the talk are my 3-part popular science article series on the history of origin of life research in ORBITER magazine, and a more detailed history of autocatalytic sets published in Biological Theory.