Entropy on the World Wide Web

The chinese character for entropy

These pages are now maintained by Roland Gunesch (Mathematics, University of Hamburg).

Claude Shannon, Inventor of information theory and pioneer of entropy theory, dies at age 84. Read this obituary that appeared in the New York Times.


The purpose of these pages is to promote the appreciation, understanding, and applications of entropy in its many forms. Here you will find: and more.


These pages were originally created by Chris Hillman. He gets credit for creating practically all of the content seen here.


Since these pages were not originally created by me (R.G.) but by Chris Hillman (see "Credits" above), I have not verified all information contained in these pages. Also, I might in principle disagree with any opinion or judgement stated in these pages. Should you believe that anything you see here is incorrect, I am happy to receive your comments.

My full-time job is to do mathematical research and to write papers. Maintaining these pages is something I do in my spare time, which is extremely scarce. Thus some links may occasionally be out of date, since I can check and update the site only so often. If you notice such occuring, you can greatly expediate the process of correcting them if you inform me. R.G.


Comments are always welcome.  You can use the online feedback form (under construction).


This website was mentioned in Science vol. 293 p. 1227 (August 17, 2001).Science magazine
This website was a featured "Learning Resource" Scout Report for Science and Engineering
in the Sept. 28, 2000 issue of the Scout Report for Science and Engineering.

This website is also listed by the following web catalogues:

Math Academic Argus Yahoo:Science:Mathematics:Entropy and in Netscape:Science:Math:Information Theory .

This site is generally updated once every few months, at which time I verify all links.
Last modified by Roland Gunesch on July 14, 2003. Original by Chris Hillman.