Ma 148 c: Geometry and Physics of Information

Spring 2017, Caltech Math Department, Tuesday-Thursday 10:30-11:55am SLN159, 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.

Notes of classes

Notes will be posted here.


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Suggested readings

Additional suggested readings

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

Suggested papers for student presentations:


Requirements for the class: one oral presentation on reading materials chosen from the list provided above (first come first serve) and attendance of (most) lectures.

Assigned student presentations:

The schedule of assigned persentations will be added here