Isaac Scientific Publishing

Advances in Astrophysics

The Computational Cosmic Brain

Download PDF (2126.9 KB) PP. 83 - 85 Pub. Date: August 1, 2019

DOI: 10.22606/adap.2019.43001


  • Idan Ginsburg*
    Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
  • Manasvi Lingam
    Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
  • Merrill Butler III
    Chemical Physics Laboratory, Concordia University, Irvine, CA 92612, USA


The cosmic web exhibits some striking similarities to that of an animal brain. Despite its tremendous size the cosmos is many orders of magnitude less efficient at computation than the brains residing in Earth’s biosphere. This shows just how information-rich life truly is.


astrobiology, cosmic web, information theory, neural network


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