Brief reminder: Thermodynamics on one foot. Statistical physics on another foot.
Kinetics and Boltzmann equation.
Dynamics of irreversibility: phase space evolution, Lyapunov exponents, and mixing.
Statistical physics as information theory. The triviality of the second law of thermodynamics.
Mutual information, measurements as communications, data compression.
Renormalization group – the right way to forget information.
Applications to biology and brain research.