Popular Physics

Popular Physics

Online discussions & blog posts

Vlatko Vedral | Big Questions Online
Quantum researchers find hallmarks of entanglement in bacteria experiment
What are scientists waiting for to make quantum computers real?
Quantum behaviours could mean a green revolution for energy-intensive computing
Shedding light on natural quantum properties

Recent publications

Quantum Entanglement, Nature Physics
On ‘Decoding Reality’, Interalia Magazine
Instant Expert 33: Quantum information, New Scientist
Living in a quantum world, Scientific American
The surprise theory of everything, New Scientist
The curious state of quantum physics, Physics World
Solving Biology's Mysteries Using Quantum Mechanics
"Schrödinger's Bacterium" Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone

Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information

 

 
Vlatko Vedral: Decoding Reality
Taking information as the most fundamental building block of reality, we discuss what a useful framework this is for viewing all natural and physical phenomena. In building out this framework we touch upon the origin of information, the idea of entropy, the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics, the replication of DNA, development of social networks, quantum behaviour at the micro and macro level, and the very role of indeterminism in the universe. We finish by considering the answer to the ultimate question: where did all of the information in the Universe come from? The ideas challenge our concept of the nature of particles, time, determinism, and of reality itself.
Reviews: The Economist | Financial Times | New Scientist
Decoding Reality on amazon.co.uk
Decoding Reality on amazon.com