Dr. Fields received his B.S. in Physics (1977) from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in Philosophy (1985) from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Chris Fields is a biophysicist who has collaborated with Dr. Michael Levin and other members of the Allen Discovery Center since 2014.  He is primarily interested in developing scale-free models, based on quantum information theory and abstract model of computation, that characterize the abilities of living systems to recognize objects in their environments, localize them in space and time, and interact with them as persistent individuals.