It From Bit or Bit From It?: On Physics and Information (The Frontiers Collection)

It From Bit or Bit From It?: On Physics and Information (The Frontiers Collection)

Zeeya Merali


The essays during this booklet examine the query of even if physics could be in accordance with details, or – as John Wheeler phrased it – no matter if we will be able to get “It from Bit”. they're in line with the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay festival of a similar identify, which drew over one hundred eighty entries.

The eighteen contributions deal with themes as diversified as quantum foundations, entropy conservation, nonlinear common sense and countable spacetime. jointly they supply stimulating examining for all physics aficionados attracted to the potential role(s) of data within the legislation of nature.

The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, helps, and disseminates examine on questions on the foundations of physics and cosmology, fairly new frontiers and leading edge rules quintessential to a deep figuring out of truth, yet not likely to be supported through traditional investment sources.

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