Are we moving toward a time when no new and exciting problems appear in physics? Would the vaunted “theory of everything” mean the end of creative physics? A similar scenario was played out at the end of the last century, when some great physicists declared that only minor problems remained to be solved.
How can a protein fold itself properly in on instant, and how could functional proteins possibly have evolved in the brief span of life on Earth? Addressing such questions, we learn a lot about the physics of complexity.