Re: String theory and Cellular Automata

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 08:54:37 -0800

Mohsen Ravanbakhsh wrote:
> I'm thinking there's some kind of similarity between string theory and
> depicting the world as a big CA. In String theory we have some vibrating
> strings which have some kind of influence on each other and can for
> different matters and fields. CA can play such role of changing patterns
> and of course the influence is evident. Different rules in CA might
> correspond to various basic shapes of vibration in strings...
> I don't know much about S.T. but the idea of such mapping seems very
> interesting.
> --
> Mohsen Ravanbakhsh.

String theory assumes a manifold as background space. Loop quantum gravity is closer to a CA since it doesn't assume any continuum.

Brent Meeker

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