Digital Informatics and Isotopic Biology
- Self-organization and isotopically diverse systems in physics, biology and technology
- Alexander Berezin
- August 2016
DescriptionDigital Informatics and Isotopic Biology discusses self-organization and the emergence of order at the atomic scale with a particular emphasis on the digital information that can be carried by proper ordering of stable isotopes. This ushers in the concept of isotopic biology as a complimentary level to the "common" biology. The book discusses the area of isotopic randomness (isotopicity) and numerous implications of it for physics, biology, biomedicine, informatics, and other areas of science. It offers a unique and original view and may be the first milestone of this novel emerging area. The character of the book is highly interdisciplinary with numerous philosophical and historical discourses and comments.
This book is fully original in its scope and message, and highlights the potential of this new niche in physics. In time, and given development and practical implementations of these ideas, this book may be seen as a foundational monograph and the founding document of the entire emerging areas of isotopicity and isotopic biology.
About EditorsAlexander Berezin is a Professor (Emeritus) of Engineering Physics at McMaster University. He is active in many areas of physics and several other disciplines, and is largely known as an interdisciplinary scientist. Some of his published work touches controversial, largely unexplored and emergent areas, such as possible physical foundations of homeopathy, physics of consciousness, simulated realities and parallel universes. He also has publications on arts, architecture, tourism and social issues related to science policy and education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2 - ENERGY AND INFORMATION
2-1 Relativity and Contextuality of Major Physical Categories
2-3 Boltzmann-Shannon Informational Entropy
2-3 Digital Strings and Normal Numbers
2-4 Universal and "Eternal" Records or why Pi is not exactly 3
2-5 Jorge Luis Borges "Library of Babel"
Chapter 3 - CHAOS AND SELF-ORGANIZATION IN RANDOM SYSTEMS
3-1 Dichotomy of Order and Chaos
3-2 Nature's Quest for Patterns
3-3 Pythagoras "Everything is a Number" and the Modern Physics
3-4 Digital Pythagorism and Omega Number
3-5 Universal Emergence and "Platonic Pressure Effect"
3-6 Cantor, Goedel and "Ultimate Issues"
3-7 It-From-Bit and Leibnitz Principle
3-8 Mandelbrot Sets and the Infinite Intricacy of the Platonic World
3-9 Symmetry Breaking and the Emergence of Order
3-10 Electrostatic Ordering and Ionic Crystals
3-11 Rene Thom's Catastrophe Theory and Electrostatic Phase Transitions
3-12 The Problem of "N Dictators"
Chapter 4 - ISOTOPICITY IN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
4-1 Stable and radioactive Isotopes
4-2 Isotopicity Meme
4-3 Milestones of Isotopes
4-4 Isotopic Curiosity and Prime Numbers
4-5 Isotopic Freedom and Many Facets of Isotopicity
4-6 My "Newton Apple" of Isotopicity
4-7 Isotopic Fiberoptics
4-8 Isotopic Information Storage (Digital Isotopicity)
4-9 Isotopic Superlattices
4-10 Isotopic Quantum Wells
4-11 Isotopic Tribology
4-12 Isotopic Effects in Corrosion
4-13 Isotopes in Quantum Computing
4-14 Isotopic Random Number Generators
4-15 Isotopic Randomness as Symmetry Breaking Factor
4-16 Instability of Isotopically Mixed Systems
4-17 Cosmic Scales of Nuclear Wave Functions
Chapter 5 - ISOTOPICITY IN BIOLOGY AND IN THE THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
5-1 Mechanistic and Holistic Approaches to Consciousness
5-2 Observer Effect in Quantum Physics
5-3 Holomovement of David Bohm and Universal Entanglement
5-4 Biological Implications of Isotopic Diversity
5-5 The Concept of Isotopic Biology
5-6 Isotopic Biology and Subtle Genetic Messages
5-7 Isotopicity in Nano and Biomedical Technology
5-8 Unstable Isotopies and Biological Information
5-9 Isotopicity in Consciousness Dynamics: Anderson Localization
5-10 Isotopic Castling
5-11 Neutron Tunneling and Quantum Consciousness
5-12 Isotopicity and Gaia Concept
5-13 Isotopicity and Personal Identity
5-14 Isotopes: A "Secret Tool" of Nature's Creativity?
5-15 Is Nature "Isotopically Smart"?
4-16 Isotopic Ordering in Liquids and "Soft Structures"
4-17 Isotopic Neural Networks
Chapter 6 - DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION IN OUR DIGITAL SOCIETY
6-1 Blessings and Evils of Global Interconnectedness and Digitization
6-2 Paths and Mazes of Science and Discovery
6-3 Premature and Delayed Discoveries
6-4 Mobius Strip and Recycling Bins
6-5 More Delayed Discoveries
6-6 Big Science and Peer Review
6-7 Orthodoxies and Heresies
6-8 Crowd Mentality and Interdiscipinary Paradox
6-9 Going "around" the System: Isotopicity as an Example
6-10 Random Creativity and Laputa Machines
6-11 Living in Matrix – Physics Reloaded
7 - CONCLUSION: MESSAGE TO THE YOUNG READER
Hardback ISBN: 9780750312943
Ebook ISBN: 9780750312936
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing