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Sam Wormley

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Is the Universe Made of Math? [Excerpt]
Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:19 AM
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Is the Universe Made of Math? [Excerpt]
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=is-the-universe-made-of-math-excerpt


> In this excerpt from his new book, Our Mathematical Universe, M.I.T.
> professor Max Tegmark explores the possibility that math does not
> just describe the universe, but makes the universe


> What's the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and
> everything? In Douglas Adams' science-fiction spoof ?The Hitchhiker's
> Guide to the Galaxy?, the answer was found to be 42; the hardest part
> turned out to be finding the real question. I find it very
> appropriate that Douglas Adams joked about 42, because mathematics
> has played a striking role in our growing understanding of our
> Universe.
>
> The Higgs Boson was predicted with the same tool as the planet
> Neptune and the radio wave: with mathematics. Galileo famously stated
> that our Universe is a ?grand book? written in the language of
> mathematics. So why does our universe seem so mathematical, and what
> does it mean? In my new book ?Our Mathematical Universe?, I argue
> that it means that our universe isn?t just described by math, but
> that it is math in the sense that we?re all parts of a giant
> mathematical object, which in turn is part of a multiverse so huge
> that it makes the other multiverses debated in recent years seem puny
> in comparison.


See:
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=is-the-universe-made-of-math-excerpt



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