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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

30 November 2006 - 2 December 2006
Rodney A. Brooks, co-chair
B. Jack Copeland, co-chair
Manuel Blum
Margaret Boden
Peter A. Cariani
David Gelernter
David E. Goldberg
Silvio Micali
Ronitt Rubinfeld
Madhu Sudan
Leslie G. Valiant
Avi Wigderson

University of Copenhagen

17, 18, and 19 August 2006
Paul Davies, co-chair
Niels Henrik Gregersen, co-chair
Terrence W. Deacon
John F. Haught
Jesper Hoffmeyer
Seth Lloyd
Bernd-Olaf Küppers
Ernan McMullin
Arthur Peacocke
Holmes Rolston III
Henry Pierce Stapp
Keith Ward
Michael Welker
Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics

Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics

Edited by Paul Davies and Niels Henrik Gregersen

Cambridge University Press, November 2010

Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance. Why? In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with an historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and its philosophical, theological, and ethical implications.


17, 18, and 19 August 2006

University of Copenhagen

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City

4, 5, and 6 May 2006
Antonio M. Battro, program committee
Enrico Berti, program committee
Jürgen Mittelstrass, program committee
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, program committee
Evandro Agazzi
Berhane Asfaw
Alison Brooks
Franco Chiereghin
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Malcolm A. Jeeves
Hideaki Koizumi
Thomas Nagel
Janet Martin Soskice
Peter van Inwagen
Fernando Vidal
Jean-Didier Vincent

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