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Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos, Seth Lloyd

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Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos
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Programming the universe
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a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos
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Seth Lloyd
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Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd--professor of quantum-mechanical engineering at MIT and originator of the first technologically feasible design for a working quantum computer--the answer is yes. This book illuminates the professional and personal paths that led him to this remarkable conclusion. All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information--in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. And what is the entire universe computing, ultimately? "Its own dynamical evolution," he says. "As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds." To elucidate his theory, Lloyd examines the history of the cosmos, posing questions that in other hands might seem unfathomably complex: How much information is there in the universe? What information existed at the moment of the Big Bang and what happened to it? How do quantum mechanics and chaos theory interact to create our world? Could we attempt to re-create it on a giant quantum computer?--From publisher description
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Programming the universe
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Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd--professor of quantum-mechanical engineering at MIT and originator of the first technologically feasible design for a working quantum computer--the answer is yes. This book illuminates the professional and personal paths that led him to this remarkable conclusion. All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information--in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. And what is the entire universe computing, ultimately? "Its own dynamical evolution," he says. "As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds." To elucidate his theory, Lloyd examines the history of the cosmos, posing questions that in other hands might seem unfathomably complex: How much information is there in the universe? What information existed at the moment of the Big Bang and what happened to it? How do quantum mechanics and chaos theory interact to create our world? Could we attempt to re-create it on a giant quantum computer?--From publisher description
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New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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DLC
Dewey number
530.12
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC174.12
LC item number
.L57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos, Seth Lloyd
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221)
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25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9781400033867
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
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2005050408
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9781400040926
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