Zakharov Lectureship 2022

Lecture 1, Physical Nature of Information – How to receive, send and forget information

How the engineering question of thermal engine efficiency spawned two hundred years of ever-accelerating progress in fundamental science, communications and computations. Thermodynamic and statistical entropy. The puzzle of the second law of thermodynamics. How irreversible entropy growth appears from reversible flows in phase space via dynamical chaos. Entropy decrease and non-equilibrium fractal measures.

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4 p.m. Jan. 31, 2022


ENR2, Room S395 and Zoom password: math