On the highest level of abstraction, the laws of nature are about how the information content in natural processes evolves. On this level, it matters that the flow and processing of all information in the universe is subject to quantum theory and general relativity.
On one hand, this means that deep insights about the laws of nature are to be gained by developing and applying information-theoretic methods. These are insights, for example, into the origin of structure in the universe and into the fate of what falls into a black hole. (Here's an interview that I gave to the YouTube channel Scholarly about some of our research. Here's the video of a recent talk I gave at PI.)
We are also working on information-theoretic aspects of engineering and biology. Oh, and yes, we recently showed that one can integrate by differentiating - see for example the two equations on the top right of this page. No kidding: Journal, Arxiv, Journal, Arxiv, Video.
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