Physics Colloquium

"The Principles of Maximum Entropy and Maximum Caliber in Statistical Physics"

Presented by Ken Dill, Stony Brook University

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 3:00 pm — Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

Maximum Entropy originated in the ideas of Boltzmann and Gibbs and provide the basis for the Second Law of Thermodynamics in the form of the Boltzmann Law. Over the years, it came to be applied in other realms, including information transmission in communication channels and image analysis. Developments over recent years have broadened its foundations. Most recently, the same principle has led to applications to dynamical modeling and trajectory-based modeling, particularly in single-molecule- and few-particle systems.

Hosted by: Rob Pisarski

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