Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information is Explaining Eveything in the Cosmos From Our Brains to Black Holess

November 22, 2012

A Book Review

Author – Charles Seife

  • Also author of Alpha & Amega and Zero
  • MS in probability theory and artificial intelligence from Yale
  • Is Associate professor of Journalism at New York University

Viking, 296 p.

Information Theory for the average person at its best. Charles Seife clearly and concisely explains to readers how the universe is made up of pure information. In the process, he helps us to see where theoretical physics, biology and chemistry are pointing. Seife makes intricate scientific concepts understandable and interesting at the same time.

Chapter titles such as “Demons”, “Faster Than Light”, and “Quantum Information” ease readers into this fascinating world and occasional graphics help to illustrate certain points. Two appendices and a selected bibliography offer solid supporting information and avenues for further investigation. A detailed index makes for ease of book exploration.

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