Tom Schneider toms at
Mon Apr 25 12:34:21 EST 1994

           The Washington-Baltimore Section of the Society
                for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
             is pleased to present an expository lecture

               New Approaches in Mathematical Biology:
              Information Theory and Molecular Machines

                         Thomas D. Schneider
                  Laboratory of Mathematical Biology
       National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Schneider is a molecular biologist whose research draws heavily on
mathematical ideas.  In this lecture, he will show how classical information
theory can be used to study genetic systems.  Moreover, he will sketch the
derivation of a biological analogue of Shannon's channel capacity theorem that
explains the surprising precision of many molecular events.  Through
connections with the Second Law of Thermodynamics, this approach also has
implications for the development of technology at the molecular level.

                       Tuesday, April 26, 1994
                              8:15 p.m.

             Waugh Auditorium, Economic Research Service
                       1301 New York Avenue, NW
                            Washington, DC

          Refreshments will be served following the lecture

LOCATION: Corner of 13th Street and New York Avenue, adjacent to H Street.  One
block north of Metro Center metrorail station on 13th Street.  Building
contains commercial parking garage.  Street parking permitted after 6:30 p.m.

Join others interested in mathematics and its applications for dinner

                              6:45 p.m.
                     Szechuan Gallery Restaurant
                           617 H Street, NW
                            Washington, DC

The Szechuan Gallery Restaurant is located between 6th and 7th Streets, near
Gallery Place metrorail station.  Short walk along H Street to Economic
Research Service building.

For dinner reservations or further information, call the section treasurer,
David Elliott, at (301) 345-4941 or the section president, Michael Weiss, at
(202) 219-0840 (days) or (301) 299-3144 (evenings).

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