Quantifying Order Out of Equilibrium

Speaker:Prof. Dov Levine
Affiliation:Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Organizer:Hagai Perets
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

Entropy is a central concept in the statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of equilibrium systems. I will discuss how lossless data compression can be used to estimate the Shannon entropy, which reduces to the thermodynamic entropy in equilibrium, and show that it gives useful information for a variety of different far-from-equilbrium systems.