The Universe as Automaton: From Simplicity and Symmetry to Complexity

The Universe as Automaton: From Simplicity and Symmetry to Complexity

by Klaus Mainzer, Leon Chua

Paperback(2012)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642234767
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Series: SpringerBriefs in Complexity , #1
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Leon Chuas awards include:

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award, 2005"
Top 15 most cited Author in Engineering Award, 2002
(This award was chosen from the Current Contents (ISI) data base of all cited papers in the Engineering discipline (all branches of engineering) indexed from 1991 to October 31, 2001.)
IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award, 2000
IEEE Third Millenium Medal, 2000
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal, 2000
Mac Van Valkenburg Award (1995 and 1998)
IEEE Centennial Medal, 1985
Alexander von Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award, 1982
Frederick Emmons Award, 1974
IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Award, 1973
IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award, 1973

and he holds several honoris cause doctorates.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Leibniz,Turing Zuse, and Beyond.- Simplicity in the Unviverse of Cellular Automata.- Complexity in the Universe of Cellular Automata.- Symmetry in the Universe of Cellular Automata.- Attractors in the Universe of Cellular Automata.- Time in the Universe of Cellular Automata.- Matter in the Universe of Cellular Automata.- Life and Brain in the Universe of Cellular Automata.- Outlook: Is the Universe a Computer?.

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