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              The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals

              The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals (Hardback)

              By Marletto, Chiara

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              A young theoretical physicist's guide to how the radical new science of counterfactuals can reveal the full scope of our universe. There is a vast class of properties that science has so far almost entirely neglected. These properties are central to an understanding of physical r...eality both at an everyday level and at the level of fundamental phenomena, yet they have traditionally been thought of as impossible to incorporate into fundamental explanations. They relate not only to what is true - the actual - but to what could be true - the counterfactual. This is the science of can and can't. Chiara Marletto, a pioneer in this field, explores the promise that this fascinating, far-reaching approach holds not only for revolutionizing how fundamental physics is formulated, but also for confronting existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices to designing AI. In each chapter, Marletto sets out how counterfactuals can solve a vexed open problem in science, and demonstrates that by contemplating the possible as well as the actual, we can break down barriers to knowledge and form a more complete and fruitful picture of the universe. 'Clear, sharp and imaginative... The Science of Can and Can't will open the doors to a dazzling set of concepts and ideas that will change deeply the way you look at the world' David Deutsch, bestselling author of The Beginning of Infinity
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              ISBN 9780241310946
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals (Paperback)

              By Marletto, Chiara

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              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 22

              A young theoretical physicist's guide to how the radical new science of counterfactuals can reveal the full scope of our universe. There is a vast class of properties that science has so far almost entirely neglected. These properties are central to an understanding of physical r...eality both at an everyday level and at the level of fundamental phenomena, yet they have traditionally been thought of as impossible to incorporate into fundamental explanations. They relate not only to what is true - the actual - but to what could be true - the counterfactual. This is the science of can and can't. Chiara Marletto, a pioneer in this field, explores the promise that this fascinating, far-reaching approach holds not only for revolutionizing how fundamental physics is formulated, but also for confronting existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices to designing AI. In each chapter, Marletto sets out how counterfactuals can solve a vexed open problem in science, and demonstrates that by contemplating the possible as well as the actual, we can break down barriers to knowledge and form a more complete and fruitful picture of the universe. 'Clear, sharp and imaginative... The Science of Can and Can't will open the doors to a dazzling set of concepts and ideas that will change deeply the way you look at the world' David Deutsch, bestselling author of The Beginning of Infinity
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              ISBN 9780141986463
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey through the Land of Counterfactuals (Hardback)

              By Marletto, Chiara

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              From a young British scientist, a groundbreaking exploration of a radically different approach to physics There is a vast class of things that science has so far almost entirely neglected. They are central to the understanding of physical reality both at an everyday level and at ...the level of the most fundamental phenomena in physics, yet have traditionally been assumed to be impossible to incorporate into fundamental scientific explanations. They are facts not about what is--the actual--but about what could be: counterfactuals. According to physicist Chiara Marletto, laws about things being possible or impossible may generate an alternative way of providing explanations. This fascinating, far-reaching approach holds promise for revolutionizing the way fundamental physics is formulated, but also for providing essential tools to face existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices, beyond the universal quantum computer, to designing AIs. Each chapter in the book delineates how an existing vexed open problem in science can be solved by this radically different approach; and it is augmented by short fictional stories that explicate the main point of the chapter. As Marletto demonstrates, contemplating what is possible can give us a more complete and hopeful picture of the physical world.
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              ISBN 9780525521921
              Publisher Penguin
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