Somewhat atypical for the ATP courses, in order to ensure that we will be able to get through enough material to do the topic justice in terms of an introduction, the work sessions in the first two weeks will also consist of lectures. The final two weeks will consist of standard work sessions that will go through some examples and problems in addition to being a forum for you to ask questions of the TA on the material covered.
As for your final evaluation — instead of a final exam, you will be asked to write up a short (4-5 page) summary of a application of information geometry, examples of which can be found on the special topics coffee table. In the links above, you will find additional practical information about the course and its format. I look forward to being your guide for what I hope will be a interesting tour of some of the most foundational concepts in physics and statistics.