**Collection Number**C18007

**Collection Date**-

**Collection Type**Conference/School

Our universe is of astonishing simplicity: almost all physical observations can in principle be described by a few theories that have short mathematical descriptions. But there is a field of computer science which quantifies simplicity namely algorithmic information theory (AIT). In this workshop we will discuss emerging connections between AIT and physics some of which have recently shown up in fields like quantum information theory and thermodynamics. In particular AIT and physics share one goal: namely to predict future observations given previous data. In fact there exists a gold standard of prediction in AIT called Solomonoff induction which is also applied in artificial intelligence. This motivates us to look at a broader question: what is the role of induction in physics? For example can quantum states be understood as Bayesian states of belief? Can physics be understood as a computation in some sense? What is the role of the observer i.e. the agent that is supposed to perform the predictions? These and related topics will be discussed by a diverse group of researchers from different disciplines.

### Format results

### Using humans to switch the settings in a Bell experiment

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040104

### Quantum speedup in testing causal hypotheses

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040122

### When Causality Is Relaxed: Classical Correlations, Computation, and Time Travel

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040106

### On the concepts of universality in physics and computer science

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040107

### A no-go theorem for observer-independent facts

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040103

### Algorithmic information theory: a critical perspective

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040110

### Normative probability in quantum mechanics

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040113

### Introduction to Algorithmic Information Theory and Tutorial

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040109

### Can quantum states be understood as Bayesian states of belief?

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040116

### Observer Localization in Multiverse Theories

**Talk Number**PIRSA:18040117