Monthly Archives: October 2019

Interior operators in AdS/CFT

In a previous post, I mentioned that the firewall paradox could be phrased as a question about the existence of interior operators that satisfy the correct thermal correlation functions, namely  where and operators inside and outside the black hole, respectively; cf. … Continue reading

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Free energy, variational inference, and the brain

In several recent posts, I explored various ideas that lie at the interface of physics, information theory, and machine learning: We’ve seen, à la Jaynes, how the concepts of entropy in statistical thermodynamics and information theory are unified, perhaps the … Continue reading

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