November 22, 2019 10:21


speaker: Akinori Tanaka
title: Reviewing recent understandings on Maxwell’s demon
Around 1867, J. C. Maxwell, who is famous for his name in fundamental equations on electromagnetism, had introduced a thought experiment called “Maxwell’s demon” (see for example). Maxwell’s demon is a kind of automaton determining its moves based on observations of the target system, and it ‘hacks’ the target system and enable to break the 2nd law of thermodynamics at least superficially. Understanding it might be fruitful in the study of machine learning somehow, so I would like to review this topic from basics on thermodynamics to modern interpretations as possible as I can.
time: 13:30 – 14:30 + 30 min
place: Keio Univ. Yagami-campus Bldg.14th, 6F

room: 631 A/B

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Date November 27, 2019 (Wed) 13:30 - 15:00


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