## Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everythingin the Cosmos, fromOu r Brains to Black HolesThe author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In |

### Contents

INTRODUCTION | 1 |

REDUNDANCY | 5 |

DEMONS | 21 |

INFORMATION | 56 |

LIFE | 88 |

FASTER THAN LIGHT | 119 |

PARADOX | 153 |

QUANTUM INFORMATION | 180 |

CONFLICT | 217 |

COSMOS | 241 |

APPENDIX A THE LOGARITHM | 267 |

APPENDIX B ENTROPY AND INFORMATION | 269 |

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS | 285 |

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