Information Theory and Computational Thermodynamics: Lessons for Biology from Physics

@article{Zenil2012InformationTA,
  title={Information Theory and Computational Thermodynamics: Lessons for Biology from Physics},
  author={Hector Zenil},
  journal={Information},
  year={2012},
  volume={3},
  pages={739-750}
}
We survey a few aspects of the thermodynamics of computation, connecting information, thermodynamics, computability and physics. We suggest some lines of research into how information theory and computational thermodynamics can help us arrive at a better understanding of biological processes. We argue that while a similar connection between information theory and evolutionary biology seems to be growing stronger and stronger, biologists tend to use information simply as a metaphor. While… CONTINUE READING