Cellular automata provide interesting models of physics: Google Scholar gives more than 25,000 results when searching for "cellular automata" physics.

Google Scholar still gives more than 2,000 results when searching for "quantum cellular automata".

But it gives only 1 (one!) result when searching for "relativistic cellular automata", i.e. cellular automata with a (discrete) Minkoswki space-time instead of an Euclidean one.

How can this be understood?

Why does the concept of QCA seem more promising than that of RCA?

Are there conceptual or technical barriers for a thorough treatment of RCA?

doubledthe number of google hits to "relativistic cellular automata"? :) – José Figueroa-O'Farrill Nov 17 '10 at 2:09