by Brian Koberlein | 5 July 2014 | post
My research area is computational astrophysics. This means I use computers to analyze astronomical data or model astrophysical systems. Most of my work is done through an application known as Mathematica, which is a powerful computational program. Like any application, Mathematica has advantages and disadvantages, but it has one property that is absolutely essential: it is Turing complete.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.briankoberlein.com/turing-universe/