Computational search for natural laws

2009 December 7
by Daniel Lakeland

Wouldn’t you like to just shove a bunch of data into a computer and find out what the physical laws are that govern the data?

Well, it’s not as easy as all that, but symbolic regression is a lot more powerful and available than commonly realized.

EDIT: Some interesting commentary on the linked article apparently there are better fitness functions for finding Lagrangians and Hamiltonians.

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