Information Geometry and its Applications III

Abstract Raymond Streater

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Raymond Streater  (King's College London, United Kingdom)
Tuesday, August 03, 2010, room Hörsaal 1
Relation between Jaynes estimation and Fisher information

Jaynes suggested that given random variables formula3 of unknown distribution, and measurements of them, then the best estimate for their joint distribution is given by maximising the entropy of all states, under the condition that they predict that the mean of each, in a distribution, be its exact mean. We show that this can be proved to be the best estimate, in that the scores, formula5 have the least joint variance under this condition. The result is extended to quantum mechanics: the estimation of n self-adjoint quadratic forms that are Kato-small relative to a given positive self-adjoint operator.


Date and Location

August 02 - 06, 2010
University of Leipzig
04103 Leipzig

Scientific Organizers

Nihat Ay
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Information Theory of Cognitive Systems Group
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Paolo Gibilisco
Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Facoltà di Economia
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František Matúš
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
Czech Republic
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Scientific Committee

Shun-ichi Amari
Brain Science Institute, Mathematical Neuroscience Laboratory
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Imre Csiszár
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
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Dénes Petz
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department for Mathematical Analysis
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Giovanni Pistone
Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri
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Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
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