Here are the speakers at my workshop on Information and Entropy in Biological Systems, at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, 8-10 April 2015:
- John Baez - overview
- Christina Cobbold - entropy-like measures of biodiversity
- Roderick Dewar - maximal entropy production in biology
- Matina Donaldson-Matasci - the fitness value of information
- Tobias Fritz - characterizations of Shannon and Renyi entropy
- John Harte - the maximum entropy method in population biology
- Marc Harper - information geometry in evolutionary game theory
- Chris Lee - information theory in experiment design
- Tom Leinster - entropy, biodiversity and related concepts of "magnitude"
- Annette Ostling - the neutral model and other theories of population biology: competitors to the principle of maximum entropy
- Susanne Still - the information bottleneck approach to predictive inference
- David Wolpert - the Landauer limit and bounds on entropy production by organisms
Most of these folks are described in the proposal. But there's one extra, David Wolpert. He's been working on an extension of Landauer's analysis of the heat cost of computation to quantify the heat cost of any Markov process.