April 13, 2020

What is the history and background to the project?

It’s an outgrowth of Stephen Wolfram’s work in the 1990s, that led to the Fundamental Physics section in his 2002 book A New Kind of Science. The project that it defined was long hibernated, but restarted in late 2019. The full story—going back to Stephen’s early life as a physicist—is in Stephen Wolfram’s post, “How We Got Here: The Backstory of the Wolfram Physics Project”.