Professor at UCLA
Van Savage has a PhD in quantum field theory, is a Professor at UCLA in the departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as Biomathematics, and is an external professor with the Santa Fe Institute. His early physics research focused on the fundamental importance of time-reversal symmetry. His current biological research focuses on how body size, body temperature, and other factors combine to tune biological clocks and thus set time scales for cellular turnover, growth, lifespan, speciation, disease spread, effects of global warming on ecosystems, and sleep. Considering time from these multiple perspectives aids in understanding complex time.