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Today's date is Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Physics Seminar : Using the Information in Experimental Observations to Develop and Test Quantitative Models Other events...
When quantitative, usually nonlinear, models of observed phenomena are developed they are typically incomplete as many unknown parameters remain. Further to use the model to forecast future behaviour, one must accurately estimate the full state of the system when predictions begin and measurements are usually only of a subset of the variables describing the system state.

We describe and illustrate tools for the exact description of transferring information from such sparse measurements to quantitative models when the observations are noisy, the model has errors, and there is uncertainty in the state of the system when observations begin. While the discussion is quite general, the ideas are illustrated by examples selected from neurobiology and geophysics. The important role of nonlinearity in the procedure is emphasized.
Speaker(s) Henry D.I. Abarbanel, Distinguished Professor of Physics, Marine Physical Laboratory (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California)
Location Rm 2:15, Physics, UWA
Contact Gay Hollister <[email protected]> : 6488 2738
Start Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:45
End Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:45
Submitted by Gay Hollister <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:53
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