Ma 148 c: Geometry and Physics of Information

Spring 2016, 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.

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:

Notes of classes

Notes will be posted here. The class times of Thursday May 26, Tuesday May 31 and Thursday June 2 will be used for student prasentations.

Some files of notes


The course is offered Pass/Fail. Requirements: one oral presentation on reading materials chosen from the list provided above (first come first serve) and attendance of (most) lectures.

Assigned student presentations:

Assigned persentations and presentation schedule: