Séminaire de Mathématique-Biologie

Biological information : What is it and can we quantify it ?

by Prof. Minus VAN BAALEN (ENS & IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois-Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
Information plays a critically important role in ecology and evolution but is very often subjective or analog or both. This is a problem because most information theory has been developed for objective and discrete information. Can information theory be extended this theory to incorporate multiple forms of information, each with its own (physical) carriers and dynamics? Here I will not review all the possible roles information can play, but rather what conditions an appropriate theory should satisfy.