Constructor Theory is a new approach to formulating fundamental laws in physics. Instead of describing the world in terms of trajectories, initial conditions and dynamical laws, in constructor theory laws are about which physical transformations are possible and which are impossible, and why. This powerful switch has the potential to bring all sorts of interesting fields, currently regarded as inherently approximative, into fundamental physics. These include the theories of information, knowledge, thermodynamics, and life.
With generous support from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Eutopia Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation and the FQXi, Oxford University is conducting research into constructor theory and its implications in a project involving David Deutsch, Chiara Marletto, and collaborators in Oxford Physics, Wolfson College, ISI Turin and CQT Singapore.