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A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation

Author: Hector Zenil; Roger Penrose
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume, with a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature. It focuses on two main questions: What is computation? How does nature compute? The contributors are world-renowned experts who have helped shape a cutting-edge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Zenil; Roger Penrose
ISBN: 9789814374293 9814374296
OCLC Number: 758387132
Description: xliv, 810 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations, Universality & Early Models: Visual Realization of Universal Computation (Harvey Friedman); Specification and Computation (Raymond Turner); The Many Forms of Amorphous Computational Systems (Jiri Wiedermann); Physics, Computation & the Computation of Physics: Computational Realizability in the Real World (Andrej Bauer); What is Ultimately Possible in Physics? (Stephen Wolfram); The Computable Universe Hypothesis (Matthew Szudzik); Computation in Nature & the World: Bacteria, Turing Machines and Hyperbolic Cellular Automata (Maurice Margenstern); Computing on Rings (Genaro Martinez & Andy Adamatzky); Computation in Unorganized Systems (Christof Teuscher); The Quantum & Computation: What is Computation? (How) Does Nature Compute? (David Deutsch); Computational Aspects of Quantum Reality (Adan Cabello); Self-Reference, Computability, and Quantum Mechanics (Thomas Breuer & Thomas Schulte-Herbrueggen); and other papers.
Responsibility: editor, Hector Zenil ; foreword by Roger Penrose.

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