Digital Physics web site & mailing list

From: Plamen Petrov <>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 11:39:27 +0200

Dear all:

I am reading this list since May, 2002, but only now I decided to post...

This is to invite kindly all members of Everything-list to visit our Digital
Physics site at:

and (eventually) to consider subscribing to our mailing list as well (see

Some short introductory text follows:

Digital Physics is a relatively new scientific field somewhere on the edge
between theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.

The pivotal idea is that our Universe is a cellular automaton (CA), or to be
more precise: "the Universe is something that is isomorphous to a CA".

This proposition is known as "Fredkin's thesis", or (as Juergen Schmidhuber
will insist!) :-) "Zuse's thesis", or "Zuse-Fredkin thesis", if you like.

Although this idea has been around since mid 1950s, only now it got a boost
thanks to a recently published book by Wolfram -- "A New Kind of Science"

However, please note that our Digital Physics project is an independent
research that has nothing to do with Wolfram's NKS, Fredkin's "Digital
Mechanics" (DM) or Zuse's "Rechnender Raum" ("Calculating Spaces").

This is to invite also all members of Everything-list to consider
subscribing to our Digital Physics mailing list as well:

Our mailing list is the oldest discussion group explicitly devoted to the
"Universe as a CA" idea; we have been "there" since 1997 (even before Yahoo
groups). To check out our old archives, look here:

To subscribe to our discussion list, send message to:

You can always unsubscribe later by posting to:

With best regards,

Plamen Petrov
Received on Thu Nov 14 2002 - 05:02:18 PST

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