The Resource A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation, editor, Hector Zenil ; foreword by Roger Penrose
A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation, editor, Hector Zenil ; foreword by Roger Penrose
 Summary
 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 worldrenowned experts who have helped shape a cuttingedge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational concepts to pragmatic models to ontological conceptions and philosophical implications. The volume provides a stateoftheart collection of technical papers and nontechnical essays, representing a field that assumes information and computation to be key in understanding and explaining the basic structure underpinning physical reality. It also includes a new edition of Konrad Zuse's 2Calculating Space3 (the MIT translation), and a panel discussion transcription on the topic, featuring worldwide experts in quantum mechanics, physics, cognition, computation and algorithmic complexity. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Alan M Turing {u2014} the inventor of universal computation, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and is part of the Turing Centenary celebrations
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xliv, 810 pages)
 Contents

 1. Introducing the computable universe / H. Zenil
 2. Origins of digital computing: Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, & Ada Lovelace / D. Swade
 3. Generating, solving and the mathematics of Homo sapiens. E. Post's views on computation / L. De Mol
 4. Machines / R. Turner
 5. Effectiveness / N. Dershowitz & E. Falkovich
 6. Axions for computability: do they allow a proof of Church's thesis / W. Sieg
 7. The mathematician's bias
 and the return to embodied computation / S.B. Cooper
 8. Intuitionistic mathematics and realizability in the physical world / A. Baver
 9. What is computation? Actor model versus Turing's model / C. Hewitt
 10. Reaction systems: a natural computing approach to the functioning of living cells / A. Ehrenfeucht [and others]
 11. Bacteria, Turing machines and hyperbolic cellular automata / M. Margenstern
 12. Computation and communication in unorganized systems / C. Teuscher
 13. The many forms of amorphous computational systems / J. Wiedermann
 14. Computing on rings / G.J. Martinez, A. Adamatzky & H.V. McIntosh
 15. Life as evolving software / G.J. Chaitin
 16. Computability and algorithmic complexity in economics / K.V. Velupillai & S. Zambelli
 17. Blueprint for a hypercomputer / F.A. Doria
 18. Informationtheoretic teleodynamics in natural and artificial systems / A.F. Beavers & C.D. Harrison
 19. Discrete theoretical processes (DTP) / E. Fredkin
 20. The fastest way of computing all universes / J. Schmidhuber
 21. The subjective computable universe / M. Hutter
 22. What is ultimately possible in physics / S. Wolfram
 23. University, Turing incompleteness and observers / K. Sutner
 24. Algorithmic causal sets for a computational spacetime / T. Bolognesi
 25. The computable universe hypothesis / M.P. Szudzik
 26. The universe is lawless or "panton chrematon metron anthropon einai" / C.S. Calude, F.W. Meyerstein & A. Salomaa
 27. Is feasibility in physics limited by fantasy alone? / C.S. Calude & K. Svozil
 28. What is computation? (How) does nature compute? / D. Deutsch
 29. The universe as quantum computer / S. Lloyd
 30. Quantum speedup and temporal inequalities for sequential actions / M. Zukowski
 31. The contextual computer / A. Cabello
 32. A GodelTuring perspective on quantum states indistinguishable from inside / T. Breuer
 33. When humans do compute quantum / P. Zizzi
 34. Open discussion on a computable universe / A. Bauer [and others]
 35. What is computation? (How) does nature compute? / C.S. Calude [and others]
 36. Calculating space (Rechnender Raum) / K. Zuse
 Afterword to Konrad Zuse's Calculating Space / A. German & H. Zenil
 Isbn
 9789814374309
 Label
 A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation
 Title
 A computable universe
 Title remainder
 understanding and exploring nature as computation
 Statement of responsibility
 editor, Hector Zenil ; foreword by Roger Penrose
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 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 worldrenowned experts who have helped shape a cuttingedge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational concepts to pragmatic models to ontological conceptions and philosophical implications. The volume provides a stateoftheart collection of technical papers and nontechnical essays, representing a field that assumes information and computation to be key in understanding and explaining the basic structure underpinning physical reality. It also includes a new edition of Konrad Zuse's 2Calculating Space3 (the MIT translation), and a panel discussion transcription on the topic, featuring worldwide experts in quantum mechanics, physics, cognition, computation and algorithmic complexity. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Alan M Turing {u2014} the inventor of universal computation, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and is part of the Turing Centenary celebrations
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 HKP
 Dewey number
 511.3
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 Index
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 A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation, editor, Hector Zenil ; foreword by Roger Penrose
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 Contents
 1. Introducing the computable universe / H. Zenil  2. Origins of digital computing: Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, & Ada Lovelace / D. Swade  3. Generating, solving and the mathematics of Homo sapiens. E. Post's views on computation / L. De Mol  4. Machines / R. Turner  5. Effectiveness / N. Dershowitz & E. Falkovich  6. Axions for computability: do they allow a proof of Church's thesis / W. Sieg  7. The mathematician's bias  and the return to embodied computation / S.B. Cooper  8. Intuitionistic mathematics and realizability in the physical world / A. Baver  9. What is computation? Actor model versus Turing's model / C. Hewitt  10. Reaction systems: a natural computing approach to the functioning of living cells / A. Ehrenfeucht [and others]  11. Bacteria, Turing machines and hyperbolic cellular automata / M. Margenstern  12. Computation and communication in unorganized systems / C. Teuscher  13. The many forms of amorphous computational systems / J. Wiedermann  14. Computing on rings / G.J. Martinez, A. Adamatzky & H.V. McIntosh  15. Life as evolving software / G.J. Chaitin  16. Computability and algorithmic complexity in economics / K.V. Velupillai & S. Zambelli  17. Blueprint for a hypercomputer / F.A. Doria  18. Informationtheoretic teleodynamics in natural and artificial systems / A.F. Beavers & C.D. Harrison  19. Discrete theoretical processes (DTP) / E. Fredkin  20. The fastest way of computing all universes / J. Schmidhuber  21. The subjective computable universe / M. Hutter  22. What is ultimately possible in physics / S. Wolfram  23. University, Turing incompleteness and observers / K. Sutner  24. Algorithmic causal sets for a computational spacetime / T. Bolognesi  25. The computable universe hypothesis / M.P. Szudzik  26. The universe is lawless or "panton chrematon metron anthropon einai" / C.S. Calude, F.W. Meyerstein & A. Salomaa  27. Is feasibility in physics limited by fantasy alone? / C.S. Calude & K. Svozil  28. What is computation? (How) does nature compute? / D. Deutsch  29. The universe as quantum computer / S. Lloyd  30. Quantum speedup and temporal inequalities for sequential actions / M. Zukowski  31. The contextual computer / A. Cabello  32. A GodelTuring perspective on quantum states indistinguishable from inside / T. Breuer  33. When humans do compute quantum / P. Zizzi  34. Open discussion on a computable universe / A. Bauer [and others]  35. What is computation? (How) does nature compute? / C.S. Calude [and others]  36. Calculating space (Rechnender Raum) / K. Zuse  Afterword to Konrad Zuse's Calculating Space / A. German & H. Zenil
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 Isbn
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