# Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, 18th December 2003, 4:00 pm

Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

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Professor Shmuel Friedland

(University of Illinois at Chicago)

"Multi-dimensional entropy and the monomer-dimer problem"

** Abstract: **
In the first part of the talk we will define
and discuss the concept of multi-dimensional entropy, sometimes
called the Shannon capacity, and bring examples from statistical
mechanics and information theory.

In the second part of the talk we will discuss some theoretical and
computational aspects
of the classical monomer-dimer problem.

Light refreshments will be served in the faculty lounge at 3:30.

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