Andreas Wagner is a professor in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Zurich and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute for the study of complex systems.
He is the author of several books on evolution, including Arrival of the Fittest: How Life Invents Itself, published by Portfolio/Current, which Kirkus (in a starred review) called “a book of startling congruencies, insightful flashes and an artful enthusiasm.”
Andreas received a Ph.D. in 1995 at Yale University, where his research won the J.S. Nicholas Prize for best dissertation in the field. He currently runs a laboratory in evolutionary biology and complex systems studies. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, a member of the Faculty of 1000 Biology, and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. His scientific papers have been published in Nature, Genetics, and The Journal of Evolutionary Biology, among others.