Symbol Super Colliders

  • Tommaso Toffoli


We argue that lattice-gas computers are the conceptual offspring of colliding-beams particle accelerators. Instead of streams of physical particles, streams of symbolic tokens are run through one another in a cross-current fashion, intersecting at pre-arranged places and times. In this way, an astronomical number of tokens continually collide and interact in a disciplined choreography.


Cellular Automaton Recurrence Relation Spacetime Diagram Spacetime Lattice Particle Collider 
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