The Science of Information - From Language to Black Holes

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The Science of Information
From Language to Black Holes

2015

The science of information is the most influential, yet perhaps least appreciated field in science today. Never before in history have we been able to acquire, record, communicate, and use information in so many different...

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Director
Benjamin Schumacher

In This Series

The Transformability of Information
Episode 1
The Transformability of Information
Computation and Logic Gates
Episode 2
Computation and Logic Gates
Measuring Information
Episode 3
Measuring Information
Entropy and the Average Surprise
Episode 4
Entropy and the Average Surprise
Data Compression and Prefix-Free Codes
Episode 5
Data Compression and Prefix-Free Codes
Encoding Images and Sounds
Episode 6
Encoding Images and Sounds
Noise and Channel Capacity
Episode 7
Noise and Channel Capacity
Error-Correcting Codes
Episode 8
Error-Correcting Codes
Signals and Bandwidth
Episode 9
Signals and Bandwidth
Cryptography and Key Entropy
Episode 10
Cryptography and Key Entropy
Cryptanalysis and Unraveling the Enigma
Episode 11
Cryptanalysis and Unraveling the Enigma
Unbreakable Codes and Public Keys
Episode 12
Unbreakable Codes and Public Keys
What Genetic Information Can Do
Episode 13
What Genetic Information Can Do
Life’s Origins and DNA Computing
Episode 14
Life’s Origins and DNA Computing
Neural Codes in the Brain
Episode 15
Neural Codes in the Brain
Entropy and Microstate Information
Episode 16
Entropy and Microstate Information
Erasure Cost and Reversible Computing
Episode 17
Erasure Cost and Reversible Computing
Horse Races and Stock Markets
Episode 18
Horse Races and Stock Markets
Turing Machines and Algorithmic Information
Episode 19
Turing Machines and Algorithmic Information
Uncomputable Functions and Incompleteness
Episode 20
Uncomputable Functions and Incompleteness
Qubits and Quantum Information
Episode 21
Qubits and Quantum Information
Quantum Cryptography via Entanglement
Episode 22
Quantum Cryptography via Entanglement
It from Bit: Physics from Information
Episode 23
It from Bit: Physics from Information
The Meaning of Information
Episode 24
The Meaning of Information