Estimation of the information contained in the visible matter of the universe

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Coverage of Melvin Vopson and his research into new estimates of how much information is encoded in all the baryonic matter (aka. ordinary or “luminous” matter) in the Universe.

Period19 Oct 2021 → 19 Nov 2021

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  • TitleAmount of information in visible universe quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhys Org
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/11/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various paradoxes and thought experiments used to explore how or why information could be encoded in physical matter. The digital age propelled this field of study, suggesting that solving these research questions could have tangible applications across multiple branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2021-10-amount-visible-universe-quantified.html
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleHow Much Information Is Actually Stored In The Universe? These Scientists May Have An Answer
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWonderful Engineering
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryPakistan
    Date7/11/21
    DescriptionScientists believe that the information stored in the universe is as significant as the states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, plasma and should be regarded as one itself. This leads to the question that if everything in the universe is data, then is the universe essentially just a giant computer running a program and we’re the characters?
    Producer/AuthorArmeen Khan
    URLhttps://wonderfulengineering.com/how-much-information-is-actually-stored-in-the-universe-these-scientists-may-have-an-answer/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleStudy Discovers The Amount of Information Contained in The Universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYouTube
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/10/21
    DescriptionShort documentary about a new study that tries to quantify the entire observable universe in terms of bits of information.
    Producer/AuthorAnton Petrov
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqSeOIS7u0A
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleThere are 6 × 10 ^ 80 bits of information in the observable universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletfr24news
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryFrance
    Date21/10/21
    DescriptionIn a recent study, Melvin M. Vopson – mathematician and senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth – proposed new estimates of the amount of information encoded in all baryon matter (i.e. ordinary or “luminous” matter) in the Universe.

    The study that describes his research results recently appeared in the scientific journal AIP Avances, a publication maintained by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). While earlier estimates have been made on the amount of information encoded in the Universe, Vopson’s is the first to rely on Information Theory (IT) – an area of ​​study that deals with the transmission, processing, retrieval and use of information.
    URLhttps://www.fr24news.com/a/2021/10/there-are-6-x-10-80-bits-of-information-in-the-observable-universe.html
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleThere are 6×10^80 Bits of Information in the Observable Universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outlettechnology.org
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/10/21
    DescriptionSince the beginning of the Digital Age (ca. the 1970s), theoretical physicists have speculated about the possible connection between information and the physical Universe. Considering that all matter is made up of information that describes the state of a quantum system (aka. quantum information), and genetic information is coded in our DNA, it’s not farfetched at all to think that physical reality can be expressed in terms of data.
    Producer/AuthorMatt Williams
    URLhttps://www.technology.org/2021/10/21/there-are-6-times-10-power-80-bits-of-information-in-the-observable-universe/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount Of Information In Visible Universe Quantified: Estimate Measures Information Encoded In Particles, Opens Door To Practical Experiments
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outlettechiai.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various paradoxes and thought experiments used to explore how or why information could be encoded in physical matter. The digital age propelled this field of study, suggesting that solving these research questions could have tangible applications across multiple branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://techiai.com/amount-of-information-in-visible-universe-quantified-estimate-measures-information-encoded-in-particles-opens-door-to-practical-experiments/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleThere are 6×10^80 Bits of Information in the Observable Universe
    Media name/outletUniverse Today
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionSince the beginning of the Digital Age (ca. the 1970s), theoretical physicists have speculated about the possible connection between information and the physical Universe. Considering that all matter is made up of information that describes the state of a quantum system (aka. quantum information), and genetic information is coded in our DNA, it’s not farfetched at all to think that physical reality can be expressed in terms of data.
    Producer/AuthorMatt Williams
    URLhttps://www.universetoday.com/153035/there-are-6x1080-bits-of-information-in-the-observable-universe/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleA researcher offers an estimate of the amount of information contained in the observable Universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletnews.in-24
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionThe information capacity of the Universe has been the subject of great debate since the 1970s and continues to stimulate multiple branches of physics research. A researcher at the University of Portsmouth thus attempted to assess the exact amount of information encoded in all visible matter. By his estimate, there would be around 6 x 1080 bits of information stored in all particles of matter in the observable Universe.
    URLhttps://news.in-24.com/technology/225951.html
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleIs it possible to measure the information stored in the universe? For this physicist, yes! - The clear people
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletnews.fr-24
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryFrance
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionThe universe is very strange if we stop to think about some of the most basic principles of physics, such as the uncertainty of the state of particles until we observe them, or gravity being a distortion in space-time. It is therefore not surprising that some "crazy" hypotheses published by scientists make sense. And the new idea that information is the fifth state of matter is one example.
    URLhttps://news.fr-24.com/sciences/245129.html
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleA Physicist Quantified The Amount of Information in The Entire Observable Universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletsciencealert.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionIn attempts to understand the very nature of our reality, physicists sure have some mind-bending theories. Like what if information is a tangible and fundamental aspect of physical reality itself – alongside matter and energy? Or, alternatively, what if information is the fifth state of matter?
    Producer/AuthorTessa Koumoundouros
    URLhttps://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-quantified-the-amount-of-information-contained-by-the-entire-observable-universe
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleLatest Estimate Of How Much Information Is In The Visible Universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletIFLS
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionHave you ever wondered how big your computer hard drive would have to be to store all the information in the cosmos? Well, a physicist has provided an interesting ballpark figure. Every particle in the visible Universe would add up to 6x1080 bits of information. That’s a 6 followed by 80 zeros. For comparison. One terabyte is 8,000,000,000,000 bits (that’s just 12 zeros).
    URLhttps://www.iflscience.com/physics/latest-estimate-of-how-much-information-is-in-the-visible-universe/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleScientist calculates how much information there is in the universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletnotiziescientifiche.it
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionThey might seem useless or even paroxysmal calculations but in reality the amount of information that the universe can contain has been the subject of much discussion among scientists for several decades. With the advent of the digital age, then, it was understood that the question can also have implications for various sectors of physics and information technology.

    To confirm the importance of this discussion is also Melvin M. Vopson, a researcher who has made an interesting study published in AIP Advances [1] in which he explains how he made the estimate regarding the amount of information in the visible universe.
    URLhttps://notiziescientifiche.it/scienziato-calcola-quanta-informazione-ce-nelluniverso/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount Of Information In Visible Universe Quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletscienceblog.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various paradoxes and thought experiments used to explore how or why information could be encoded in physical matter. The digital age propelled this field of study, suggesting that solving these research questions could have tangible applications across multiple branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://scienceblog.com/526127/amount-of-information-in-visible-universe-quantified/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount of information in visible universe quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various paradoxes and thought experiments used to explore how or why information could be encoded in physical matter. A researcher attempts to shed light on exactly how much of this information is out there and presents a numerical estimate for the amount of encoded information in all the visible matter in the universe - approximately 6 times 10 to the power of 80 bits of information
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211019120142.htm
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount of information in visible universe quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurekalert
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionEstimate measures information encoded in particles, opens door to practical experiments
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/932000
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount of Information in Visible Universe Quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAIP Publishing
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various paradoxes and thought experiments used to explore how or why information could be encoded in physical matter. The digital age propelled this field of study, suggesting that solving these research questions could have tangible applications across multiple branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://publishing.aip.org/publications/latest-content/amount-of-information-in-visible-universe-quantified/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount of information in visible universe quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletnanowerk.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionA University of Portsmouth researcher attempts to shed light on exactly how much of this information is out there and presents a numerical estimate for the amount of encoded information in all the visible matter in the universe -- approximately 6 times 10 to the power of 80 bits of information. While not the first estimate of its kind, this study's approach relies on information theory.
    URLhttps://www.nanowerk.com/news2/space/newsid=58953.php
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleQuantified amount of information in the visible universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNewsbeezer
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a link between information and the physical universe, using various paradoxes and thought experiments to investigate how or why information might be encoded in physical matter. The digital age has propelled this field of study, suggesting that solving these research questions could have concrete applications in several areas of physics and computer science.
    URLhttps://newsbeezer.com/germanyeng/quantified-amount-of-information-in-the-visible-universe/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleHow much information is stored in the observable universe?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletnotimerica.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritorySpain
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionA physicist at the University of Portsmouth tries to shed light on exactly how much information is available in the whole observable universe
    URLhttps://www.notimerica.com/ciencia-tecnologia/noticia-cuanta-informacion-almacena-universo-observable-20211019173325.html
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleQuantified amount of information in visible universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletawsforwp.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionA University of Portsmouth researcher tries to shed light on just how much of this information there is and presents a numerical estimate for the amount of encoded information in all visible matter in the universe – about 6 times 10 to the power of 80 bits of information. . While not the first estimate of its kind, this study’s approach is based on information theory.
    URLhttps://awsforwp.com/2021/10/19/quantified-amount-of-information-in-visible-universe/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount of information in the visible universe quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletremonews.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various paradoxes and thought experiments being used to explore how or why information could be encoded in physical matter. The digital age has given impetus to this field of study, suggesting that solving these research questions could have tangible applications in multiple branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://remonews.com/amount-of-information-in-the-visible-universe-quantified/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleThe amount of information in the visible universe is quantitatively limited
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletworld-today-news
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with many paradoxes and thought experiments being used to explore how and why information can be encoded in physical matter. The digital age has driven this field of study, showing that solving these research questions can have concrete applications in different branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://www.world-today-news.com/the-amount-of-information-in-the-visible-universe-is-quantitatively-limited/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount of knowledge in seen universe quantified
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletDiglogs
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have lengthy suspected a connection between info and the bodily universe, with varied paradoxes and thought experiments used to discover how or why info might be encoded in bodily matter. The digital age propelled this discipline of research, suggesting that fixing these analysis questions may have tangible functions throughout a number of branches of physics and computing.
    URLhttps://www.diglogs.com/amount-of-information-in-visible-universe-quantified/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson