This talk on Information Theory was held on Friday October 14, 2016 in MC 5479. The talk was given by Sidhant Saraogi.


I will try to provide a brief introduction to Information Theory working towards motivating Shannon's Source Coding Theorem. We will use rather simple examples (for e.g. Repetition Codes) to explain the idea of noisy channels and similarly simple examples to explain the idea behind the theorem and eventually try to prove it for a rather specific example. (if we have the time !)