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November 4, 2019

From: Interview by Margaret Harris, Physics World

Why do you think physicists, in particular, should consider framing problems in computational, rather than mathematical, terms?

Computation is a generalization of mathematics. Yes, there are plenty of systems that have traditionally been studied in physics that can be modeled mathematically, for example with differential equations. But there are a lot more systems (including plenty of physical ones) that need a generalization of the equations approach. There’s a lot of new physics that’s made possible by this.

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