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:

1. John Baez - overview
2. Christina Cobbold - entropy-like measures of biodiversity
3. Roderick Dewar - maximal entropy production in biology
4. Matina Donaldson-Matasci - the fitness value of information
5. Tobias Fritz - characterizations of Shannon and Renyi entropy
6. John Harte - the maximum entropy method in population biology
7. Marc Harper - information geometry in evolutionary game theory
8. Chris Lee - information theory in experiment design
9. Tom Leinster - entropy, biodiversity and related concepts of "magnitude"
10. Annette Ostling - the neutral model and other theories of population biology: competitors to the principle of maximum entropy
11. Susanne Still - the information bottleneck approach to predictive inference
12. 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.