Tom Siegfried, Randomness

Tom Siegfried, Randomness

Rules for computing classical probabilities might depend on quantum randomness

By Science News, 17:37 PM January 18, 2013

SN Prime | January 21, 2013 | Vol. 3, No. 4

For all the deference to “laws” of nature that supposedly govern everything that happens, the truth is that randomness rules the world.

Everywhere you look, randomness is at work, in all the processes described by the mathematics of probability. The temperature of the air and the capriciousness of the weather all depend on random collisions of molecules. Computers operate on the principles of information theory, which is rooted in quantifyin...

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