Our purpose is twofold: (i) sharing methods (e.g., theoretical and computational techniques), and (ii) sharing topics (e.g., unsolved big problems), from the viewpoints of information theory, thereby unifying seemingly different ideas and exploring new research directions. Our goal is to provide a clearer overview of wider theoretical disciplines on the basis of information theory, by making close connections across fields: physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, chemistry, and whatever areas that have to do with mathematics.

Objectives

Mathematics and theoretical science comprise diverse arrays of fields. One of the fundamental but often hidden links across those fields lies in information theory. Information theory was first founded by Claude Elwood Shannon (as well as Akira Nakashima), and their literally pioneering work has been influential on many STEM fields. For instance, bioinformatics aims to integrate accumulating data and interpret them biologically. Also, quantum information theory is now an indispensable tool for various fields of physics ranging from condensed matter to black hole physics, as well as quantum computing. Such attempts being made in statistics, chemistry, physics, and machine learning theory as well, we believe it is now time for diverse researchers to integrate their methods, skills, knowledge and backgrounds.

Facilitators:
Ryosuke Iritani (RIKEN iTHEMS) *Contact at ryosuke.iritani@riken.jp
Yukimi Goto (RIKEN iTHEMS)
Akinori Tanaka (RIKEN iTHEMS)
Kyosuke Adachi (RIKEN CDB)
Ryusuke Hamazaki (RIKEN Hakubi)

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