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Experimental mathematical evidence for a conjecture about relative entropy with complex measures
Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University
Location: Hill 705
Date & time: Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 5:00PM - 5:48PM
Abstract: Relative entropy of a probability measure, relative to a given a priori measure, is a well-defined and extremely useful notion in probability, statistics, and statistical mechanics. A question by Alice Chang has prompted me to introduce the notion of an `entropy of signed and complex measures relative to a signed a priori measure.' In this talk I will explain Alice Chang's question, and why entropy of signed and complex measures relative to a signed measure may hold the answer. I show computer-generated experimental evidence for my proposal.