The Science of Can and Can't

The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Science & Maths, Popular Science
Hardback Published on: 04/05/2021
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Synopsis

A luminous guide to how the radical new science of counterfactuals can reveal the full scope of our universe There is a vast class of properties, which science has so far neglected, that relate not only to what is true - the actual - but to what could be true: the counterfactual. This is the science of can and can't. A pioneer in the field, Chiara Marletto explores the extraordinary promise that this revolutionary approach holds for confronting existing technological challenges, from delivering next-generation processors to designing AI. But by contemplating the possible as well as the actual, Marletto goes deeper still, showing how counterfactuals can break down barriers to knowledge and form a more complete, abundant and rewarding picture of the universe itself.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241310946
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 480g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 27 mm

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