I asked Jonathan Gorard the question *I’m* asked the most: can the Wolfram model make *testable* predictions about reality, predictions that *differ* from those of general relativity and quantum mechanics, predictions that might prove that Wolfram Physics is *right*?

Jonathan showed how the Wolfram model might shed light on some of the most mysterious phenomena of our universe, from black hole inspirals to quantum entanglement.

He focused on four areas where the class of theories encompassed by the Wolfram model might predict observable phenomena:

1. Cosmological consequences of global dimension change

2. Astrophysical consequences of local dimension change

3. Discretization effects during extreme astrophysical events

4. Quantum mechanical effects such as maximum entanglement speed

These dozen minutes of my conversation with Jonathan were dense with insights into Wolfram Physics, a true pleasure to revisit!

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Jonathan Gorard

- Jonathan Gorard at The Wolfram Physics Project
- Jonathan Gorard at Cardiff University
- Jonathan Gorard on Twitter

Concepts mentioned by Jonathan

- Category error
- Causally connected
- Cosmological inflation
- Lambda-CDM cosmology
- Horizon problem
- Flatness problem
- Magnetic monopole problem
- Cosmic microwave background
- Cosmic neutrino background
- Inflaton scalar field
- Quintessent scalar field
- Decoupling time
- Recombination time
- Lensing effects
- LIGO – Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
- Black hole inspiral
- Causal edge density
- Weyl curvature
- Quadrupole moment
- Entanglement structure
- Branchial graph
- Quantum information theory
- Margolis Leviton bound

People mentioned by Jonathan:

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