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Quantum Digital Physics?

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 Pablo  Arrighi
Tuesday, June 20 2017 at 11:00AM
Salle de Conférence (Pavillon des Jardins)
Pablo Arrighi (LIF, Université Aix-Marseille)

The 60's 'Digital Physics' program advocates that space may be nothing but a grid, with each cell containing a bounded amount of bits of information, and the whole thing evolving in discrete time steps according to a local rule. Thus according to this somewhat reductionist view the universe is but a cellular automaton. At least two things are wrong with this picture. First, general relativity tells us that the space should at least be a graph, and that this graph should evolve under the local rule. Second, quantum theory tells us that the graph may well evolve into a quantum superposition of graphs, and that this overall evolution should be unitary. This suggests a 2020's 'Quantum Digital Physics' program modelling space as superpostions of graphs, and time-evolution as a unitary causal operator. A theorem shows that such time-evolutions take the form of a quantum circuit of finite depth.

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