The sum of the parts

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Abstract

The concept that subatomic particles can be put together in various different forms to get different materials, is discussed. Whether the behaviour of different materials can be derived from the known laws of physics applied to individual constituents is still disputed. A new factor that could shed light on this most fundamental question is cosmology. Evolution of complex systems are computationally intractable, their evolution might be determined by the behavior of their components, but predictive calculations are exponentially hard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalNew Scientist
Volume185
Issue number2489
StatePublished - Mar 5 2005
Externally publishedYes

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    Davies, P. (2005). The sum of the parts. New Scientist, 185(2489), 34-37.