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Title New trends in geometry : their role in the natural and life sciences / Claudio Bartocci, Luciano Boi, Corrado Sinigaglia, editors
Published London ; Hackensack, NJ : Imperial College Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 317 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface / by Claudio Bartocci, Luciano Boi and Corrado Sinigaglia -- The emergence of algebraic geometry in contemporary physics / Claudio Bartocci and Ugo Bruzzo -- Quantum gravity and quantum geometry / Mauro Carfora -- The de Sitter and anti-de Sitter universes / Ugo Moschella -- Geometry and topology in relativistic cosmology / Jean-Pierre Luminet -- Space coding in the cerebral cortex / Leonardo Fogassi -- Action and space representation / Anna Berti and Alessia Folegatti -- The space representations in the brain / Claudio Brozzoli and Alessandro Farnè -- The enactive constitution of space / Corrado Sinigaglia and Chiara Brozzo -- Causes and symmetries in natural sciences : the continuum and the discrete in mathematical modelling / Francis Bailly and Giuseppe Longo -- Topological invariants of geometrical surfaces and the protein folding problem / Riccardo Broglia -- The geometry of dense packing and biological structures / Jean-François Sadoc -- When topology and biology meet 'for life' : the interactions between topological forms and biological functions
Summary This volume focuses on the interactions between mathematics, physics, biology and neuroscience by exploring new geometrical and topological modelling in these fields. Among the highlights are the central roles played by multilevel and scale-change approaches in these disciplines. The integration of mathematics with physics, as well as molecular and cell biology and the neurosciences, will constitute the new frontier of 21st century science, where breakthroughs are more likely to span across traditional disciplines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Geometry.
Life sciences -- Mathematical models.
Natural history -- Mathematical models.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Form Electronic book
Author Bartocci, C. (Claudio), 1962-
Boi, L. (Luciano), 1957-
Sinigaglia, Corrado, 1966-
ISBN 1848166435 (electronic bk.)
9781848166431 (electronic bk.)