Seminar Details

The Physics of Information

Chris Adami, MSU - Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Cns
Thursday, October 4, 4:10 PM - Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1415

Information theory is a statistical theory dealing with the relative state of detectors and physical systems. Because of this physicality of information, the classical framework of Shannon needs to be extended to deal with quantum detectors, perhaps moving at relativistic speeds, or even within curved space-time. Considerable progress toward such a relativistic theory of quantum information has been achieved in the last fifteen years, while much is still not understood. This talk recapitulates some milestones along this road, and speculates about future ones.