The Physics of the Possible and the Impossible: Constructor TheoryThe Institute of Art and Ideas
What you'll learn on the course
Laws of physics
- Chiara Marletto
Chiara Marletto is a Junior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Materials Department, where she works with pioneering physicist David Deutsch on the Construtor Theory of Information- the theory that all fundamental laws of nature are expressible as statements of possibility, and explaining how quantum information and classical information are related.
In Particular, Dr. Mareltto’s work looks at how features essential to living systems, such as the ability to self-reproduce and evolve, are consistent with quantum physics, formulating ‘The Constructor Theory of Life’.
- Part One: The Limits of PossibilityIs information fundamental to reality? How do bits, evolution and life fit with the laws of fundamental physics? Oxford constructor theorist Chiara Marletto outlines the theory which seeks radically to change our mode of explanation, bringing information,
- Part Two: Reconstructing RealityHow does abstract information take hold of the physical world? What is information revealing to us about physical reality? Are there different kinds of information?
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