ITBio Magazine

By Chris Aldrich | A group of articles at the intersection of the disciplines of Information Theory and (Molecular) Biology. Including some articles on tangential subjects like complexity, dynamic system theory, cybernetics, evolution, quantum information theory, artificial life, computer science, and biophysics which relate to these topics.

Reading The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu

 Read Loc 1-261 of 6508 of <i>The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires</i> by Tim Wu<p>So you think that you control what you read, watch, …

Signal Processing

Hajime Narukawa's more representative AuthaGraph Map

The AuthaGraph Map by Hajime NARUKAWA [ 鳴川 肇 ] <i>(TEDxSeeds 2011 | YouTube)</i><p>Instead of abstracting the globe into a cylinder, then a plane, as the more …

Science

 A Conversation with @LPachter (BS ’94) | Caltech

Pachter, a computational biologist, returns to CalTech to study the role and function of RNA.<p><i>Lior Pachter (BS ’94) is Caltech’s new Bren Professor of</i> …

Linking Economic Complexity, Institutions and Income Inequality

A country's mix of products predicts its subsequent pattern of diversification and economic growth. But does this product mix also predict income …

Income Inequality

Irreversibility and Heat Generation in the Computing Process by R. Landauer

It is argued that computing machines inevitably involve devices which perform logical functions that do not have a single-valued inverse. This …

Dealing with China by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

 Read pages 86 – 115 of 430 of <i>Dealing with China</i> by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.<p>Cleaning the Stables in Guangdong was interesting, but could have had some …

 Energy flow and the organization of life | Complexity

Understanding the emergence and robustness of life requires accounting for both chemical specificity and statistical generality. We argue that the …

 Evidence for a limit to human lifespan | Nature Research

Driven by technological progress, human life expectancy has increased greatly since the nineteenth century. Demographic evidence has revealed an …

 Hayflick, his limit, and cellular ageing | Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

Almost 40 years ago, Leonard Hayflick discovered that cultured normal human cells have limited capacity to divide, after which they become senescent …

 Thermodynamic Uncertainty Relation for Biomolecular Processes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 158101 (2015)

Biomolecular systems like molecular motors or pumps, transcription and translation machinery, and other enzymatic reactions, can be described as …

Organic Chemistry

 How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this …

 A de Bruijn identity for discrete random variables by Oliver Johnson, Saikat Guha

We discuss properties of the "beamsplitter addition" operation, which provides a non-standard scaled convolution of random variables supported on the …

NIMBioS Tutorial: Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models

NIMBioS will host an Tutorial on Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models<p>Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models<p><b>Meeting dates:</b> June …

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

A mathematical model could lead to a new approach to the study of what is possible, and how it follows from what already exists.<p>Innovation is one of …

Foldscope - The Origami Paper Microscope | Kickstarter

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

AMS Open Math Notes

AMS Open Math Notes is a repository of freely downloadable mathematical works in progress hosted by the American Mathematical Society as a service to …

 Group Theory Lectures by Steven Roman

Playlist of Group Theory Lectures by Steven Roman by Steven Roman <i>(youtube.com)</i><p>Retired UCI math professor Steven Roman has just started making a …

Basic Category Theory by Tom Leinster | Free Ebook Download

Basic Category Theory by Tom Leinster <i>(arxiv.org)</i><p>This short introduction to category theory is for readers with relatively little mathematical …

Primes as a Service on Twitter

Our friend Andrew Eckford has spent some time over the holiday improving his Twitter bot Primes as a Service. He launched it in late Spring of 2016, …

Danielle S. Bassett, Ankit N. Khambhati, Scott T. Grafton in arXiv

Emerging Frontiers of Neuroengineering: A Network Science of Brain Connectivity by Danielle S. Bassett, Ankit N. Khambhati, Scott T. Grafton</i> …

Neuroscience

D. Holcman & Z. Schuss, “100 years after Smoluchowski: stochastic processes in cell biology,” arXiv, 26-Dec-2016

100 years after Smoluchowski introduces his approach to stochastic processes, they are now at the basis of mathematical and physical modeling in …

Biology

Chris Aldrich is reading "How to Succeed in the Networked World"

How to Succeed in the Networked World by Anne-Marie Slaughter <i>(Foreign Affairs)</i><p>The world’s connections have become more important than its divisions. …

Foreign Policy

Chris Aldrich is reading "Populism on the March" | Foreign Affairs

Populism on the March by Fareed Zakaria <i>(Foreign Affairs)</i><p>Donald Trump’s candidacy is part of a broad populist upsurge throughout the Western world. …

Globalization

Statistical Physics, Information Processing and Biology Workshop | Santa Fe Institute

I just found out about this from John Carlos Baez and wish I could go! How have I not managed to have heard about it?<p>Workshop<p>November 16, 2016 – …

Someone has built a Warren Weaver Bot!

This is the signal for the second.<p>— Weaverbot (@WWeaverbot) October 28, 2016<p>How can you <i>not</i> follow this twitter account?!<p>Now I’m waiting for a Shannon …

Tangled Up in Spacetime

Hundreds of researchers in a collaborative project called "It from Qubit" say space and time may spring up from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits …

 Free download of Quantum Theory, Groups and Representations: An Introduction by Peter Woit

Final Draft of Quantum Theory, Groups and Representations: An Introduction by Peter Woit <i>(Not Even Wrong | math.columbia.edu)</i><p>Final Draft Version<p>Peter …

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Complexity isn't a Vice: 10 Word Answers and Doubletalk in Election 2016

A Problem with Transcripts<p>In the past few weeks, I’ve seen dozens of news outlets publish multi-paragraph excerpts of speeches from Donald Trump and …