Measurement aspects of statistical mechanics, classical and quantum alike.
Is information a physical quantity? Or perhaps it is merely a result of our logical deduction. These two don’t conflict with each other in a Bayesian framework, as two probabilities always exist: one from the statistical sample to be measurement, and one from the conclusion we draw from these measurements. I will discuss the information and measurement aspects of statistical mechanics: what happens after the moment that we stick a thermometer into a box. This sounds classical, but the quantum case is not much different. Discussions are based on the pioneering work by E. T. Jaynes , and recent realizations and extensions to the same principle . No prior knowledge is required.
 E. T. Jaynes, Phys. Rev. 106, 620 (1957).
 M. N. Bera, A. Riera, M. Lewenstein, A. Winter. Arxiv 1707.01750 (2017).
(The JQI summer school is for students and postdocs, but others are welcome to join for refreshments and snacks afterward; Discussion with refreshments and snacks at 5:00 pm)