8.581: Entropy, Information and the Brain

January 1998

Welcome to the Homepage for Physics 8.581 in IAP 1998

Lecturers: William Bialek, NEC Research Institute and Zhaoping Li, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Organizers: A. Nihat Berker and Mehran Kardar, Physics Department

Schedule: 9:30 to 11:30AM everyday during IAP, 1998; starting on January 5, in room 3-270.

Credit: This 12 unit course is primarily intended for graduate students in the Physics Department, and can be counted towards their breadth requirement. Grading of the course will be based on a number of problem sets.

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