Seminar on Statistical Biology - Topical Focus: Inference problems in physics and biology


Johannes Berg, Joachim Krug, Michael Lässig

Statistical physics describes interacting systems of many degrees of freedom. Tools and concepts of statistical physics find application beyond the traditional realm of physics. A growing focus is the modeling and analysis of biological systems. Topic of this seminar is inference problems in different areas of biological modelling and their connection with statistical mechanics.


Thursday 12:00, Conference Room Theoretical Physics
The first meeting is Thursday 13.10.


R Durbin, S Eddy, A Krogh G Mitchison Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids, CUP
D. McKay, Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms, CUP

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