Ma 148 a: Geometry and Physics of Information

Fall 2014, Caltech Math Department, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 - 1:55 pm (room to be announced). Instructor: Matilde Marcolli

Brief Course Description

This class will present various ways in which geometry and physics play a role in information theory. Topics will include information geometry; algebraic structures of entropy; geometric aspects of quantum information; methods of statistical physics in coding theory; quantum field theory methods in the theory of computation.

Suggested readings

Additional suggested readings

Additional reading material will be added as the class progresses. Papers listed here refer to material that has/will be covered in class:

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Notes of classes

Notes will be posted here.

Grading policy

Grading will depend on participation in class and on an oral presentation based on assigned reading material.