*big*to simulate?

How *big* are electrons compared to the hypergraph?

Is one electron formed of 10 nodes, or 10^{100} nodes?

And if it’s 10^{100} nodes, might it prove impossible to *simulate* an electron on any computer we can possibly imagine?

When I asked Jonathan Gorard this question, he took us on a tour of the scales of the universe, from the Planck scale to the Hubble scale.

He revealed how the Wolfram Physics Project’s early estimate of the scale of the hypergraph was based on a tower of rickety assumptions.

And he explained how the Wolfram model might connect with particle physics regardless of the disparities of scale.

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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

- Planck scale
- Hubble scale
- General relativity
- Fluid mechanics
- Quantum mechanics
- Quantum Field Theory
- Scattering amplitudes

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