Synergetics: Cooperative Phenomena in Multi-Component Systems

Proceedings of the Symposium on Synergetics from April 30 to May 6, 1972, Schloss Elmau

1973, B. G. Teubner, Stuttgart, 3-519-0311-X





Prof. Dr. Hermann Haken

Institut fźr Theoretische Physik der UniversitŠt Stuttgart

Azenbergstrasse 12

D-7000 Stuttgart 1, Germany




H. Haken: Introduction to Synergetics



Mathematical and Physical Concepts for Cooperative Systems


F. C. Schlšgl (Institut fźr Theoretische Physik, TH Aachen/ D): Stability Criteria in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics


R. Kubo (Dept. of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan): Relaxation and Fluctuation of Macrovariables


K. Kawasaki (Dept. of Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122): New Method in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Cooperative Systems


H. Mori (Dept. of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan): Theory of Linear-Non-Markoffian Processes


S. Grossmann (Fachbereich Physik, Philipps-UniversitŠt, D-3550 Marburg): Fluctuations near Phase Transitions in Restricted Geometrics



Instabilities and Phase-Transition-Like Phenomena in Physical Systems far from Thermal Equilibrium


R. Graham (Dept. of Physics, New York University, New York, NY 10003): Phase-Transition-Like Phenomena in Lasers and Nonlinear Optics


H. Thomas (Institut fźr theoretische Physik der UniversitŠt, D-6000 Frankfurt/ M.): Dynamics of Current Instabilities


R. Landauer, J.W.F. Woo (IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598): Cooperative Phenomena in Data Processing


I. Prigogine and R. Lefever (Chimie Physique II, UniversitŽ Libre de Bruxelles, B-1050 Bruxelles): Theory of Dissipative Structures



Biochemical Kinetics and Population Dynamics


E.H. Kerner (Physics Dept., University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19711): A Gibbs Ensemble Approach to Biochemical Kinetics


E.W. Montroll (River Campus Station, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627); B.J. West (Institute for Fundamental Studies, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627): Models of Population Growth, Diffusion, Competition and Rearrangement


H. Kuhn (Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institut, MPI fźr biophys. Chemie, D-3400 Gšttingen): Selforganization of Nucleic Acids and the Evolution of the Genetic Apparatus


N. Ogita (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Saitama); U. Ueda (Dept. of Appl. Mathematics and Physics, University of Kyoto, Kyoto); T. Matsubara (Dept. of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto);  F. Yonezawa, H. Matsuda (Res. Institute for Fundamental Physics, University of Kyoto, Kyoto): Computer Simulation of Helix-Coil Transition



Biological Structures


W. Reichardt (MPI fźr biologische Kybernetik, D-7400 Tźbingen): Mechanism of Pattern Recognition by the Visual System of Insects


B. Julesz (Head, Sensory and Perceptual Processes Dept., Bell Telephone Laboratories Inc., Murray Hill, NJ): A Cooperative Model of Stereoscopic Depth Perception


H.R. Wilson (Dept. of Theoret. Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, ILL 60637): Cooperative Phenomena in a Homogeneous Cortical Tissue Model


G. Adam (Fachbereich Chemie der UniversitŠt, D-7750 Konstanz): Cooperative Transitions in Biological Membranes


K. Tomita (Dept. of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Kyoto, Kyoto): A Model for Muscle Contraction


H. Fršhlich (Chadwick Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England): Organisation and Long Range Selective Interaction in Biological and Other Pumped Systems


M. Wagner (Institut fźr theoretische Physik der UniversitŠt, D-7000 Stuttgart): Nonlinear Transport as a Possible Key to Physical Understanding in Biology



General Structures


M.D. Mesarovic (Systems Res. Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106): Theory of Hierarchical Structures


B. Chinitz, G. Crampton, S.C. Schwartz, J.R. Tucker, H. Weinblatt (Brown University, Providence, RI); L.P. Kadanoff (Dept. of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912): Metropolitan Models and Public Policy


W. Weidlich (Institut fźr theoretische Physik der UniversitŠt, D-7000 Stuttgart): Fokker-Planck Equation Treatment of Interacting Social Groups