Synergetics – from Microscopic to Macroscopic Order

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics at Berlin, July 4 – 8, 1983

ed. E. Frehland

Springer Series in Synergetics, Vol. 22

1984, Springer-Verlag Berlin, ISBN 3-540-13131-0





Priv. Doz. Dr. Eckart Frehland

FakultŠten fŸr Biologie und Physik

UniversitŠt Konstanz

D-7750 Konstanz, Fed. Rep. of Germany







H. Haken (Institut fŸr Theoretische Physik, UniversitŠt Stuttgart, D-7000 Stuttgart): Some introductory remarks on synergetics, p. 1



Part I: Order, chaos, indeterminancies


B. Hess, M. Markus (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr ErnŠhrungsphysiologie, D-4600 Dortmund): Time pattern transitions in biochemical processes


C. Vidal (Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, F-33405 Talence): Chaotic behaviours observed in homogeneous chemical systems


G. Ahlers, D.S. Cannell (Dept. of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106): Wave-number selection in rotating Couette-Taylor flow


L.M. Narducci, D.K. Bandy, J.Y. Gao (Physics Dept., Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104); L.A. Lugiato (Istituto di Fisica, Universitˆ di Milano): Periodic and chaotic patterns in selected quantum optical systems


R. Graham (UniversitŠt Essen, Fachbereich Physik, D-4300 Essen): Chaos in lasers


F. Haake (UniversitŠt-Gesamthochschule Essen, Fachbereich Physik, D-4300 Essen): The falling pencil and superfluorescence: macroscopic indeterminacies after the decay of unstable equilibria



Part II: Ordered structures and processes in biomembranes


E. Sackmann (Physik Dept., Technische UniversitŠt MŸnchen; D-8046 Garching): On the formation of transient order in biological membranes


K. Schulten, A. BrŸnger, W. Nadler, Z. Schulten (Physik Dept., Technische UniversitŠt MŸnchen; D-8046 Garching): Generalized moment description of Brownian dynamics in biological systems


E. Frehland (FakultŠten fŸr Biologie und Physik, UniversitŠt Konstanz, D-7750 Konstanz): Nonequilibrium current noise generated by ordered ion transport processes in biological membranes


H.T. Witt (Max-Volmer-Institut fŸr Biophysikalische und Physikalische Chemie, Technische UniversitŠt Berlin, D-1000 Berlin 12): The molecular machine of photosynthesis-physico-chemical aspects



Part III: Evolution of structures


P. Schuster (Institut fŸr Theoretische Chemie und Strahlenchemie der UniversitŠt Wien, A-1090 Wien): Polynucleotide replication and biological evolution


I. Rechenberg (Technische UniversitŠt Berlin, Fachgebiet Bionik und Evolutionstechnik, D-1000 Berlin 65): The evolution strategy: A mathematical model of Darwinian evolution


T. Ohta (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima 411, Japan): Multigene families and their implications for evolutionary theory


J.U. Keller (Institut fŸr Thermodynamik, Technische UniversitŠt Berlin, D-1000 Berlin 12): Evolution of biothermodynamics systems


P.M. Allen, G. Engelen, M. Sanglier (Chimie-physique II, UniversitŽ Libre de Bruxelles, B-Bruxelles 1050): Self-organising dynamic models of human systems



Part IV: Social sciences


A. Wunderlin, H. Haken (Institut fŸr Theoretische Physik, UniversitŠt Stuttgart, D-7000 Stuttgart 80): Some applications of basic ideas and models of synergetics to sociology


A.B. Cambel (The Georg Washington University, Washington, DC 20052): A synergetic approach to energy-oriented models of socio-economic-technological problems


B. Fritsch (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Center for Economic Research, CH-8092 ZŸrich): New synergisms in socio-economic systems: more questions than answers


D.T. Spreng (Scientific Consultant on Energy and the Environment and Research Associate, Power System Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH-8092 ZŸrich): On the entropy of economic systems



Part V: Complex systems


F. Cramer (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr Experimentelle Medizin, Abteilung Chemie, D-3400 Gšttingen): Death- from microscopic to macroscopic disorder


G. Palm (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr Biologische Kybernetik, D-7400 TŸbingen): Local synaptic modification can lead to organized connectivity


D. Dšrner (Psychologie II, UniversitŠt Bamberg, D-8600 Bamberg): The organization of action in time


G. Vollmer (Zentrum fŸr Philosophie und Grundlagen der Wissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-UniversitŠt, 6300 Giessen): New problems for an old brain – synergetics, cognition and evolutionary