From: SETI Institute
Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2006
Are We Alone? SETI Institute Science Radio
Hosted by Dr. Seth Shostak
August 16, 2006 (available for download August 17, 2006) Quantum Universe
Few things are stranger than quantum physics - unless it's the idea that the atoms and particles that make up the universe are also components in a giant supercomputer.
But for MIT physicist Seth Lloyd, the idea that the universe is the mother of all computers is only logical.
Find out what the universe is computing, how one might program it and whether it runs on Mac or Windows. Also, the rediscovered story of Henrietta Leavitt, a Harvard "computer" who devised a measuring stick for gauging the size of the universe.
And, find out how a supercomputer was used to make the ultimate thrill ride - a journey to the inside of a black hole.
But remember, it's a one-way trip. Buckle up!
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