Leonardo Bich was a Visiting Fellow in the 2015-16 academic year, returning for the Spring of the 2021-22 year.
Leonardo Bich is a ‘Ramon y Cajal’ Senior Researcher at the IAS-Research Centre of the University of the Basque Country (Spain). He graduated in Philosophy from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2004 and completed a PhD in Epistemology of Complex Systems at the University of Bergamo (Italy) in 2008. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bergamo (Italy), a ‘Juan de la Cierva’ research fellow at the University of the Basque Country (Spain), researcher and project PI at the at the Biology of Cognition Lab of the Universidad de Chile, and postdoctoral fellow at the CNRS & University of Bordeaux (France).
His research, carried out in close interaction with scientists, is focused on theoretical and epistemological issues related to biological organisation, autonomy, and control and on their implications for scientific debate in areas such as Physiology, Origins of Life, Synthetic and Systems Biology, Theoretical Biology and Cognitive Science.
His main research topics include emergence, epistemology of complex systems, synthetic methodology, origins of life and minimal life, definitions of life, minimal cognition, biological regulation, biological individuality.