Quantifying Hidden Order Out Of Equilibrium

Condensed Matter journal club

Quantifying Hidden Order Out Of Equilibrium

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Paul Chaikin and Dove Levine have just put a paper on arXiv suggesting a cheap but powerful method for discovering 'hidden order' in
out of equilibrium systems. The method involves, quite simply, compressing the output files of experiments or simulations and measuring
how much compression is possible. I will explain the information theoretic background to Chaikin and Levine's suggestion, review what
they have done with it, give an example or two of what we have done with it since we heard about the paper, and explain why everyone
should try it at least for fun, and possibly for scientific gain. 

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