A Project to Find
the Fundamental
Theory of Physics
The Wolfram Physics Project is a bold effort to find the fundamental theory of physics. It combines new ideas with the latest research in physics, mathematics and computation in the push to achieve this ultimate goal of science. Written with Stephen Wolfram's characteristic expository flair, this book provides a unique opportunity to learn about a historic initiative in science right as it is happening. A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics includes an accessible introduction to the project as well as core technical exposition and rich, neverbeforeseen visualizations.
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Spring 2020 Publication
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Contents
 Preface
 Finally We May Have a Path to the Fundamental Theory of Physics... and It’s Beautiful
 A Class of Models with the Potential to Represent Fundamental Physics
 How We Got Here: The Backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project
 A New Kind of Science: a 15Year View (2017)
 What Is Spacetime, Really? (2015)
 Chapter 9: Fundamental Physics, from A New Kind of Science (2002)
 Historical & Technical Notes
 Index
The Announcement
Technical Introduction
Introduction · Basic Form of Models · Typical Behaviors · Limiting Behavior and Emergent Geometry · The Updating Process for String Substitution Systems · The Updating Process in Our Models · Equivalence and Computation in Our Models · Potential Relation to Physics · Notes & Further References
History
Background
The Foundations
Media Attention
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Legendary Physicist Stephen Wolfram Is Modeling Our Universe, and He
Needs Your Help
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The Wolfram Physics Project: One Fundamental Physics Theory to Rule Them All
Physicist Stephen Wolfram Thinks He's On to a Theory of Everything, and Wants Help Simulating the Universe
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Praise for Other Books by Stephen Wolfram
Get inside the head of one of our era's most creative and influential minds as he explores everything from communicating with extraterrestrial life to finding the fundamental underpinnings of reality. Adventures of a Computational Explorer is a deep and delightful intellectual odyssey.
Stephen Wolfram is a genius. But that's not the most uncommon of his attributes. He is fiercely and fully independent, in every possible sense of the word. Wolfram does everything, literally everything, on his own terms.
In our time, Stephen Wolfram, once a Wunderkind and now the widely acknowledged creator of Mathematica and originator of A New Kind of Science, is an outstanding contemporary participant in this conversation.
Stephen Wolfram is a quirky, groundbreaking genius, destined for the science pantheon. So novel are his seemingly simple ideas that it may take half a century before the public adopts them.
A firstclass intellectual thrill... No one has contributed more seminally to this new way of thinking about the world.
About the Author
Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist and bestselling author, and the creator of some of the world's most respected software systems, including Mathematica, WolframAlpha and the Wolfram Language. For more than 30 years he has been the CEO of the global technology company Wolfram Research.
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Title: A Project to Find
the Fundamental
Theory of Physics  Author: Stephen Wolfram
 Hardback: 778 pages
 Publisher: Wolfram Media, Inc.
 Publication Date: June 19, 2020
 ISBN13: 9781579550356 (hardback)
 ISBN13: 9781579550318 (ebook)