Information Theory and the Complexity of Nature

We have been developing a formalism to describe and quantify the role of information theory in Nature. For this purpose, we use tools from field theory, in particular as applied to localized structures such as solitons and other nonlinear configurations from the subatomic to the astrophysical scale, to explore the connection of order and complexity in the natural world. The overarching theme of this research is How did the universe evolve from a soup of free particles to being a crucible for complex, localized forms?

FACULTY CONTACT: Marcelo Gleiser