Given at the Asian Quantum Information Science Conference 2020 (link).
To understand and like thermo we need to see it, not as an example of the n-body equations of motion, but as an example of the logic of scientific inference.
in: E.T. Jaynes, “Predictive statistical mechanics” (1984)
This colloquium, aimed at an audience with basic knowledge about quantum theory but not necessarily familiar with the topic, was given for the Online Colloquium Series of the School of Computational Science of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS).