Decoding the Universe How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes

ISBN-10: 0143038397
ISBN-13: 9780143038399
Edition: 2007
Authors: Charles Seife
List price: $17.00
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The author of Zeroexplains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.

A graduate of Yale University in Mathematics, Charles Seife's areas of research include probability theory and artificial intelligence. His journalism includes articles for The New Scientist, The Economist, and Scientific American among others. His first book, Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea, won the PEN Award for Non-fiction.

Introduction
Redundancy
Demons
Information
Life
Faster than Light
Paradox
Quantum Information
Conflict
Cosmos
The Logarithm
Entropy and Information
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Acknowledgments
Index

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