Entropy on the World Wide Web
The chinese character for entropy
These pages are now maintained by Roland Gunesch (Mathematics,
University of Hamburg).
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:
- (for each of the following areas) a brief overview of the role of
entropy, a collection of links to on-line expository articles and
textbooks, and suggestions for further off-line reading:
- links to relevant journals,
- information about entropy-related conferences,
- links to relevant research groups,
- links to entropy-related software,
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 Thus some links may occasionally be out of date, since I can check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
This website was mentioned in Science
vol. 293 p. 1227 (August 17, 2001).
This website was a featured "Learning Resource"
in the Sept.
28, 2000 issue of the Scout Report for Science and Engineering.
This website is also listed by the following web catalogues:
and in Netscape:Science:Math:Information
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.