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Wednesday 6th July 2016: STP Seminar

Title: Weighted Information and Weighted Entropy

Speaker: Yuri Suhov (Penn State University)

Abstract:

A standard definition of information and entropy involves probabilities of outcomes and events and makes no distinction between outcomes with equal probabilities (a context-free approach). I will review recent activities focused on weighted information and entropy where different outcomes generate different contributions moderated by a weight function. Using such an approach, new results can be achieved and new problems stated (and sometimes solved).

Time: 2pm, Wednesday 6th July 2016
Place: Discussion Room, 3rd Floor, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4