New Complex Systems Course:
Complex Systems, Biophysics and Physics Assistant Professor Jordan Horowitz, who joined us in January of 2019, will be teaching a brand new Complex Systems course starting Fall of 2019. The course is part of Section IV: Theory & Methods of the Complex Systems Minor and also qualifies as an elective for the Complex Systems Graduate Certificate.
CMPLXSYS 489.002 Course Description:
As a general measure of uncertainty, Entropy finds diverse applications in numerous disciplines, such as physics, chemistry and biology. This course will highlight many of these applications. After introducing the basic notions of entropy and information, we will study the theoretical underpinnings of its many interpretations. Illustrations of these ideas will be drawn from information theory, statistical inference, statistical mechanics, network theory, and biophysics.