Constraints on the universe as a numerical simulation

  title={Constraints on the universe as a numerical simulation},
  author={Silas R. Beane and Zohreh Davoudi and Martin J. Savage},
  journal={The European Physical Journal A},
Abstract.Observable consequences of the hypothesis that the observed universe is a numerical simulation performed on a space-time lattice or grid are explored. The simulation scenario is first motivated by extrapolating current trends in computational resource requirements for lattice QCD into the future. Using the historical development of lattice gauge theory technology as a guide, we assume that our universe is an early numerical simulation and investigate potentially observable consequences… 
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