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By Anthony Hey

Richard P. Feynman made profoundly very important and prescient contributions to the physics of computing, significantly along with his seminal articles “There’s lots of Room on the Bottom” and “Simulating Physics with Computers.” those provocative papers (both reprinted during this quantity) expected, many years ahead of their time, a number of breakthroughs that experience considering that turn into fields of technological know-how of their personal correct, akin to nanotechnology and the most recent, probably most fun quarter of physics and machine technology, quantum computing.The members to this ebook are all extraordinary physicists and machine scientists, and plenty of of them have been visitor academics in Feynman’s well-known CalTech path at the limits of pcs. they contain Charles Bennett on Quantum details concept, Geoffrey Fox on Internetics, Norman Margolus on Crystalline Computation, and Tommaso Toffoli at the Fungibility of Computation.Both a tribute to Feynman and a brand new exploration of the boundaries of desktops by way of a few of today’s so much influential scientists, Feynman and Computation keeps the pioneering paintings all started by means of Feynman and released by way of him in his personal Lectures on Computation. This new computation quantity contains either unique chapters and reprints of vintage papers by means of leaders within the box. Feynman and Computation will generate nice curiosity from the clinical neighborhood and supply crucial history for additional paintings during this field.</Div>

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