Non-Fiction Books:

Introduction to the Physics of Information



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Introduction to the Physics of Information by James L. Pinfold

Pre-order to reserve stock from our first shipment. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is ready to ship.

Available for pre-order now
Pre-order Price Guarantee

If you pre-order an item and the price drops before the release date, you’ll pay the lowest price. This happens automatically when you pre-order and pay by credit card or pickup.

If paying by PayPal or internet banking, and the price drops after you have paid, you can ask for the difference to be refunded. Find out more

If Mighty Ape's price changes before release, you'll pay the lowest price.


This product will be released on

Delivering to:

It should arrive:

  • 26-30 July using standard courier delivery
    Unlikely to arrive before Christmas


The "Information Paradigm" provides a new unifying fundamental approach to the physical and computation sciences that can be extended to include the biological sciences. The "Information Theory" approach is now at the theoretical cutting edge of these fields. This book provides numerous "everyday" examples of the use of physics of information for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and academics in the field. Areas discussed in the book include the black hole information paradox that is a central issue in cosmology; the effort to produce a useful quantum computer; and the investigation of the role of information and quantum information in the biological sciences.

Author Biography

James Pinfold FRSC is a professor of physics at the University of Alberta and a visiting professor at King's College London. He obtained a BSc (Honours) and an Associateship of the Royal College of Science from Imperial College London in 1972. He gained his PhD at University College London in 1977 as a member of CERN's Gargamelle Collaboration team that discovered the first hard evidence for the unification of the electromagnetic and weak forces. Pinfold is currently spokesman for the MoEDAL-LHC experiment, and co-spokesman of the SLIM astroparticle experiment at Mt Chacaltaya in Bolivia. He is also a founding member of the ATLAS-LHC Experiment at CERN and has made several major contributions to the hardware and physics performance of the experiment. ATLAS recently observed a new particle thought to be the Higgs boson. In the USA he co-led a team that made the "first observations" of exclusive physics as a member of the CDF-Tavatron collaboration at Fermilab near Chicago. Prior to this Pinfold was a founding member of the OPAL collaboration that performed unprecedented tests of the Standard Model at CERN's LEP Collider. At that time he became the youngest ever leader of an international collider experiment, MODAL, designed to search for direct production of the magnetic monopole production at LEP. He has authored or coauthored nearly 1000 citeable papers with an average citation count per paper of 67.
Release date NZ
July 22nd, 2019
Country of Publication
United States
6 Illustrations, color; 244 Illustrations, black and white
Productivity Press
Product ID

Customer previews

Nobody has previewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Preview

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 1,334 Banana Points