The mathematics of information in complex systems
19 october 2015
Via Golgi 19, Milano
School of Mathematics
University of Bristol
A hallmark of complex systems are the
presence of order and randomness.
The interplay between them allows
for robust function. A mathematical
framework for uncovering structure and
randomness is found in information
theory. As one example I will illustrate
how information measures help
uncover the mechanism of glass
formation. I will also discuss protein
dynamics and other examples from
biochemistry. No background in
information theory required to attend.
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