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Fifty years of ‘More is different’

Abstract:
August 1972 saw the publication of Philip Anderson’s essay ‘More is different’. In it, he crystallized the idea of emergence, arguing that “at each level of complexity entirely new properties appear” — that is, although, for example, chemistry is subject to the laws of physics, we cannot infer the field of chemistry from our knowledge of physics. Fifty years on from this landmark publication, eight scientists describe the most interesting phenomena that emerge in their fields.
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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.1038/s42254-022-00483-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8268-5469
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Reviews Physics Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
8
Pages:
508–510
Publication date:
2022-07-04
Acceptance date:
2022-06-10
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EISSN:
2522-5820
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1267868
Local pid:
pubs:1267868
Deposit date:
2022-08-10

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