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Information, heat and disorder: from smartphones to black holes

Sushrut Ghonge

Tuesday October 22nd 2019 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

From our experience we know that if left unattended, most things will go more easily from order to disorder than the other way around. Join Sushrut Ghonge, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, who will show that information is the key to creating and maintaining order at all scales, from atomic to astronomical. Using examples from electronics in our smartphones and life processes inside the human body, he will demonstrate the interplay between information and heat. Finally, Ghonge will share some paradoxical properties of black holes.


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