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It from bit or bit from it? : on physics and information

Author: Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali
Publisher: Cham [Switzerland] ; New York : Springer, [2015] ©2015
Series: Frontiers collection
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book look at the question of whether physics can be based on information, or -- as John Wheeler phrased it -- whether we can get "It from Bit". They are based on the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay competition of the same name, which drew over 180 entries. The eighteen contributions address topics as diverse as quantum foundations, entropy conservation, nonlinear logic and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali
ISBN: 9783319129457 3319129457
OCLC Number: 952304669
Description: viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali) --
"It From Bit" and the Quantum Probability Rule (M. Leifer) --
It From Qubit (G. D'Ariano) --
It From Qubit: How to Draw Quantum Contextuality (M. Planat) --
The Tao of It and Bit (C. Stoica) --
Information-Based Physics and the Influence Network (K. Knuth) --
Relative Information at the Foundation of Physics (C. Rovelli) --
Information and the Foundations of Quantum Theory.- An Insight into Information, Entanglement and Time (P. Borrill) --
These From Bits (Y. Shikano) --
Self-Similarity, Conservation of Entropy/Bits and the Black Hole Information Puzzle (D. Singleton, E. Vagenas, T. Zhu) --
Spacetime Weave --
Bit as the Connection between its or the Informational Content of Spacetime (T. Asselmeyer-Maluga) --
Now Broadcasting in Planck Definition (C. Hogan) --
Is Spacetime Countable? (S. Gryb).- Without Cause (M. Feeley) --
Information and the Foundations of Quantum Theory (A. Bassi, S. Ghosh, T. Singh) --
Reality, no Matter how you Slice it (K. Wharton) --
"Bit From It" (J. Barbour) --
Contextuality: Wheeler's Universal Regulating Principle (I. Durham) --
It From Bit From It From Bit Nature and Nonlinear Logic (W. McHarris)
Series Title: Frontiers collection
Responsibility: Anthony Aguirre, Brendan Foster, Zeeya Merali, editors

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The essays in this book look at the question of whether physics can be based on information, or - as John Wheeler phrased it - whether we can get "It from Bit".  Read more...

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