Simulations of physics, Physics as simulation.
A two day workshop investigating the interplay between the simulation of physics for the creation of artificial (data) ecologies, and the possibility that physics (and thus all ecosystems) is itself, a data process.
Theme1: Evolution in Simulated physics
An introduction into the various flavours of physical simulation, evolution in these systems and their use and misuse. A survey of available flavours followed by an intensive and hands on introduction to the use of the Framsticks systems for evolution in simulated physical environments. Speakers include Maciej Komosinski.
Theme2: Physics is a Simulation?
What if the world is actually, at its finest level, computational? This radical proposal, often termed the "Zuse hypothesis" after its earliest proposer, Konrad Zuse, has recently gained some serious scientific interest. A day of presentations in the history and implications of this hypothesis, followed up with the demonstration of a small physics experiment that adds some experimental grounding to the hypothesis. Speakers include Karl Svozil and Hartwig Thim.
Timings: Note that the order of the days has been reversed for organisational reasons.
28 March 2003 Physics is a Simulation?
11:00 Program start. See abstracts
Program end. The possibility exists to partake in the "Faelschung in
die Wissenscahft" symposium held at the Johannes Kepler Universitaet in
29 March 2003 Evolution in Simulated physics
13:00 lunch pause
onwards workshop with Framsticks. Design of experiments, spontaneous
and directed evoluition, grafting into other systems, analysis.