Information is stored in what’s called the wavefunction – everything has one, and it allows us to know properties. It must be conserved as currently we know of no way to create or destroy energy (or matter – we know we can convert energy to matter and vice versa), so therefore it must always go somewhere and must be conserved if this is the case.
I certainly hope you’re planning on becoming a Physicist Freddie!
I hate to see my unanswered questions box empty and I’m making the most of my opportunity to ask questions to real scientists. Thanks for all your great answers!
I’m going to study Maths at university – which includes lots of physics especially quantum and Newtonian mechanics. But it’ll be sad to give up Physics as its own subject. You guys have made me wonder if I made the right choice!
I think if Maths is what you’re interested in then it’s a good decision! My boss is a mathematician and now works in physics – I always think I should have done more maths myself! Best of luck with it all – it’s been so nice chatting to you and your questions have been amazing