November 4, 2019
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.