Solution: "Is Infinity Real?" [1]

[ Thu. Jun. 30. 2016 ]

This month’s Insights column [5] was an attempt to use simple puzzles to highlight the consequences of the infinity assumption in the physical world. The idea was sparked by an article by the physicist Max Tegmark that was written for the book, "This Idea Must Die [6]." Tegmark’s article is excerpted in a blog at Discover magazine under the title, "Infinity Is a Beautiful Concept — and It’s Ruining Physics [7]."