Numerical search for a fundamental theory

Vitaly Vanchurin

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We propose a numerical test of fundamental physics based on the complexity measure of a general set of functions, which is directly related to the Kolmogorov (or algorithmic) complexity studied in mathematics and computer science. The analysis can be carried out for any scientific experiment and might lead to a better understanding of the underlying theory. From a cosmological perspective, the anthropic description of fundamental constants can be explicitly tested by our procedure. We perform a simple numerical search by analyzing two fundamental constants: the weak coupling constant and the Weinberg angle, and find that their values are rather atypical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043503
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 4 2008


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