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https://weblectures.leidenuniv.nl/M...uium/watch/5de33fbc14cd4595a6614ca7683bf71e1d

Abstract: Are we living in the matrix? No. Obviously not. It's a daft question. But, buried underneath this daft question is an extremely interesting one: is it possible to simulate the known laws of physics on a computer? Remarkably, there is a mathematical theorem, due to Nielsen and Ninomiya, that says the answer is no. I'll explain this theorem, the underlying reasons for it, and some recent work attempting to circumvent it.

At the end of the talk, he mentions there might be a breakthrough with the simulations in this paper, although it's unclear if the techniques will extend beyond 1+1D.

Symmetric Mass Generation in the 1+1 Dimensional Chiral Fermion 3-4-5-0 Mod

Meng Zeng, Zheng Zhu, Juven Wang, Yi-Zhuang You

https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.12355