Presenter: Seth Lloyd Director, Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory Massachusetts Institute of Technology
What is the universe made of? The conventional view states that it is made up of matter and energy, of fields and elementary particles. But there is a more fundamental view: the universe is made up of information, and at the bottom, it is made up of bits. Drawing from recently developed theories of quantum computation, we show how information and information processing form and shape the universe, from its smallest to its largest scales.
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