For the Natural and Digital Sciences


One of the main objectives of LABORES is to spur collaborative networks.

Associated projects

Responsible(s) Project name Short description
A. Cabello, J.J. Joosten Simulating quantum contextuality with deterministic automata. The project investigates the physical resources needed to simulate quantum contextuality in a classical framework using tools of formal languages and automata theory.
T. Bolognesi and H. Zenil Algorithmic causal sets, information theory and computational cosmology Investigation on the derivation of causal sets (discrete representations of spacetime) from the computation of simple models. Emergent properties of these huge, acyclic directed graphs are investigated, including dimensionality, curvature, entropy and pseudo-particles, algorithmic complexity, among others. Related to questions of fine-tuning and connections to notions of the holographic principle.
J.J. Joosten, H. Zenil, F. Soler Entropy as an indication of the runtime of discrete dynamical systems Experimental investigation of a notion related to Shannon’s information and fractal dimension in connection to the possible characterization of the runtime unfolding behavior of the evolution of a terminating computing system.
G.J. Martínez, A. Adamatzky, and C.R. Stephens Cellular automaton supercolliders and virtual particles Investigation of the interaction between travelling patterns on cellular automata as if they were particles in a particle accelerator and the classification of their most common reactions by engineering collisions between beams of gliders that can also carry out computations.
J. Riedel and H. Zenil Networks of cellular automata emulations Investigation of emulation and computation capabilities of small computer programs towards a statistical and topological measure of Turing computational universality.
H. Zenil, J.J. Joosten, F. Soler Computational irreducibility and unpredictability Investigation of intrinsically computational constraints (other than traditional time complexity) dealing to the concept of algorithmic epistemology and carried out by computer experiments.
H. Zenil, F. Soler, JP. Delahaye, N. Gauvrit OACC – Online Algorithmic Complexity Calculator An online system to evaluate algorithmic theoretic measures of information content such as Bennett’s logical depth, algorithmic probability and the Kolmogorov complexity of short strings, 2-dimensional arrays and other non-binary sequences.
H. Zenil, N. Gauvrit, F. Soler, JP. Delahaye and P. Brugger Human Randomness Generation Project An algorithmic test to assess the human capabilities to produce and perceive randomness quantified by measures of information theory.
H. Zenil, F. Soler, JP. Delahaye, J.J. Joosten, N. Gauvrit Algorithmic Nature group Group specializing in the investigation of the Micro-cosmos of Small Turing machines from which calculation of complexity measures are taken, compared and scrutinized.
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