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L. Mahadevan, Harvard University
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What is the next big challenge in evolution? What is the most exciting of your scientific discoveries? How did you become interested in evolution? Does serendipity ever play a role in your work? If you could meet one scientist from the past, who would it be and why? Full interview

Biography

L. Mahadevan was educated serially as an engineer, mathematician and physicist in India and the USA, and is concurrently a Professor of Applied Mathematics, Physics and Biology at Harvard University. He studies how matter is shaped and how it flows, on scales that range from the macromolecular to the tectonic, . His current wanderings and wonderings are driven by a quest to find "a method in the madness" associated with the evolution of morphological diversity in living systems. He would like to remain a student forever.