Peter Bentley

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Peter BentleyName: Peter J. Bentley

Born: May 16, 1972 in Colchester, UK

Computer related contributions

  • British author and computer scientist.
  • Contributing Editor for WIRED UK and was the monthly host of the Royal Institution's cafe scientifique.
  • Performs research in evolutionary computation, artificial life, swarm intelligence, artificial neural networks and other biologically inspired computing, which he terms Digital Biology.


  • Digitized:The science of computers and how it shapes our world (2012)
  • Why Sh*t Happens: The Science of a Really Bad Day (2009)
  • Digital Biology: How Nature Is Transforming Our Technology and Our Lives (2007)

Honors and awards

  • Edge of Computation Prize Nominee (2005)