Ed Fredkin and the Physics of Information - An Inside Story of an Outsider Scientist

Information and Culture 51 (3):419-443 (2016)

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Amit Hagar
Indiana University, Bloomington
Abstract
This article tells the story of Ed Fredkin, a pilot, programmer, engineer, hardware designer and entrepreneur, whose work inside and outside academia has influenced major developments in computer science and in the foundations of theoretical physics for the past fifty years.
Keywords Rversible Computation  Cellular Automata  Physical Church Turing Thesis  Finite Nature  Discrete Spacetime  Quantum Computing  History of Computer Science
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