Is Information the Fifth State of Matter in the Universe?

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Melvin Vopson's latest study estimates how much information is attached to all visible material in the observable part of the Universe

Period19 Oct 2021 → 24 Oct 2021

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  • TitlePhysicists quantify the amount of information in the entire visible universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInforme Affaires En ligne
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    Date24/10/21
    DescriptionResearchers have long questioned the relationship between information and the physical universe. We used various paradoxes and thought experiments to investigate how and why information is encoded into physical matter. The digital age is driving this area of ​​research, and solving these research questions suggests that it may have concrete applications across multiple areas of physics and computing.
    Producer/AuthorChris Button
    URLhttps://www.jioforme.com/physicists-quantify-the-amount-of-information-in-the-entire-visible-universe/863523/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitlePhysicist Quantifies Amount of Information in Entire Visible Universe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSciTechDaily
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date24/10/21
    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://scitechdaily.com/physicist-quantifies-amount-of-information-in-entire-visible-universe/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleThe universe should have 6 x 10 by 80 bit information content
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSciencemag.cz
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    Date23/10/21
    DescriptionHow much information is encoded in the visible universe? The question is, of course, a bit complicated or even philosophical, but let's stay within a narrower framework. It is not a question of us now whether we can draw information, use it, whether it is somehow unique and not redundant, but let us simply imagine the "maximum possible amount". Melvin M. Vopson of the University of Portsmouth attempted just such an estimate.
    Producer/AuthorPavel Houser
    URLhttps://sciencemag.cz/vesmir-ma-mit-informacni-obsah-6-x-10-na-80-bitu/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleThey measure all the information contained in the universe, the fifth state of matter
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletArchynewsy
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date22/10/21
    DescriptionA new study has managed to estimate the information encoded in particles in the entire visible universe: each particle contains 1,509 bits of information and the entire cosmos 6 times 10 raised to 80 bits. All this information would be the fifth state of matter.
    URLhttps://www.archynewsy.com/they-measure-all-the-information-contained-in-the-universe-the-fifth-state-of-matter-trends21/
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleIs Information the Fifth State of Matter in the Universe?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNews2read
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date22/10/21
    Description“Information,” wrote Arizona State University astrophysicist Paul Davies in an email to The Daily Galaxy, “is a concept that is both abstract and mathematical. It lies at the foundation of both biology and physics.”
    URLhttps://www.newsbreak.com/news/2411049658089/is-information-the-fifth-state-of-matter-in-the-universe
    PersonsMelvin Vopson
  • TitleAmount Of Information In Visible Universe Quantified
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Archaeology News Network
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    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.
    Producer/AuthorThe Archaeology News Network
    URLhttps://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/10/amount-of-information-in-visible.html
    PersonsMelvin Vopson