The Last Theory
The Last Theory
The Last Theory
    Episode #025    
15 December 2022
Is Wolfram Physics the next
scientific revolution?

For the last few hundred years, all our theories of physics have been mathematical.

If Stephen Wolfram is right, from now on, our most fundamental theories of physics may be computational.

This shift from mathematics to computation feels to me like a scientific revolution.

Recently, I asked Jonathan Gorard, who was instrumental in the founding of The Wolfram Physics Project, whether it feels to him, too, like a scientific revolution.

“I think so,” he said. “I mean, it’s a strong statement, but I don’t think it’ll end up being too inaccurate.”

(If you want to check out that part of our conversation, you can listen here or watch here.)

Here’s why, in my mind, Wolfram Physics is the next scientific revolution.

Alexandria Roman Amphitheater photo by Daniel Mayer reproduced under CC BY-SA 4.0 licence

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