The Last Theory
The Last Theory
The Last Theory
    Newsletter #043    
27 July 2023
What is a particle
in Wolfram’s universe?

One of the most common questions I’m asked about Wolfram Physics is: “Where are the particles?”

It’s pretty easy to see how three-dimensional space might arise in the Wolfram model.

The hypergraph kinda looks like space, and, for some rules, it kinda looks like it’s three-dimensional.

But our universe isn’t just empty three-dimensional space.

It’s mostly empty space, but there are also particles moving through that space: photons, neutrinos, electrons, quarks.

Sometimes, these particles interact, annihilating each other and producing new particles.

If Wolfram Physics is to be a successful model of our universe, it must, of course, model these elementary particles and their interactions.

So where are the particles in the hypergraph?

What is a particle in Wolfram’s universe?


P.S. Sorry if you received this newsletter twice. My low-powered laptop crashed, with weird electronic glitches flickering across the screen, soon after I started sending. All these simulations of Wolfram Physics seem to be wearing it out.

The Last Theory is hosted by Mark Jeffery, founder of Open Web Mind

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