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The MIT Information Mechanics Group

IM was a research group at the MIT Laboratory of Computer Science (LCS) from 1977 to 1994. Some of the activity of this group has moved to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where Norm Margolus is a Research Affiliate. Several former members are still active in the field of Physics of Computation and in related Cellular Automata research, and some CA hardware and software development continues.

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Physics of Computation

This group was focused on the Physics of Computation, and on Physics-like Cellular Automata models. We felt that information and computation are fundamental concepts in Nature, and that informational modeling is of more than just practical interest.

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