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Emerging Syntheses in Science

Santa Fe Institute

By D. Pines, etc.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 250 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 January 1988
The Santa Fe Institute, as key element in its founding activities, sponsored two workshops on 'Emerging Syntheses in Science.' There was unanimous agreement among the participants that Professor Gell-Mann's keynote address and the ensuing talks were of such high quality and general interest that it would be highly desirable to publish these for broader distribution.

Table of Contents

* Foreword David Pines * The Concept of the Institute Murray Gell-Mann * Spin Glass Hamiltonians: A Bridge Between Biology, Statistical Mechanics and Computer Science P.W. Anderson * Macromolecular Evolution: Dynamical Ordering in Sequence Space Manfred Eigen * Evolutionary Theory of Genotypes and Phenotypes: Towards a Mathematical Synthesis Marcus W. Feldman * Prospects for a Synthesis in the Human Behavioral Sciences Irven DeVore * Emergence of Evolutionary Psychology John Tooby * War in Evolutionary Perspective Richard W. Wrangham * The Relationship of Modern Archeology to Other Disciplines Douglas Schwartz * Reconstructing the Past through Chemistry Antholy Turkevich * The Conscious and Uncounscious Stream of Thought Jerome L. Singer * Emerging Syntheses in Science: Conscious and Unconscious Processes Mardi J. Horowitz * Brain Mechanisms Unerlying Visual Hallucinations J.D. Cowan * Solitons in Biological Molecules Alwyn C. Scott * The New Biology and its Human Implications Theodore T. Puck * Biomolecules Hans Frauenfelder * Computing with Attractors: From Self-repairing Computers to Ultradiffusion, and the Application of Dynamical Systems to Human Behavior B.A. Huberman * Fundamental Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy Frank Wilczek * Complex Systems Theory Stephen Wolfram * Mathematics and the Sciences Felix E. Browder * Applications of Mathematics to Theoretical Computer Science Harvey Friedman * Linguistics and Computing M.P. Sch tzenberger * Dissipation, Information, Computational Complexity and the Definition of Organization Charles H. Bennett * Plans for the Future George A. Cowan

About the Author

David Pines is research professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made pioneering contributions to an understanding of many-body problems in condensed matter and nuclear physics, and to theoretical astrophysics. Editor of Perseus' Frontiers in Physics series and former editor of American Physical Society's Reviews of Modern Physics, Dr. Pines is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, a foreign member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Pines has received a number of awards, including the Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal for Contributions to Many-Body Theory; the P.A.M. Dirac Silver Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics; and the Friemann Prize in Condensed Matter Physics.

EAN: 9780201156867
ISBN: 0201156865
Publisher: Perseus Books
Dimensions: 23.52 x 16.26 x 1.32 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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