Symmetry and the Nanoscale: Matter and Mind - Mathematical Modeling and Phenomenology

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1235

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Interests: classical and quantum-relativistic nanophysics; theories of unification; history and philosophy of science; transdisciplinary physics; science education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry is a condition intrinsically connected to man’s attempts to understand reality in its entirety through mathematical modeling and physical interpretation. These attempts are passing through the world of nanobiotechnologies, which has established itself strongly in recent years as a reference point and as bridge between the micro- and the macro-world.

The search for a unified theory that incorporates not only the matter, but also the mind, inevitably passes through the study of the human brain, which is the most complex structure of the living. Understanding the mechanisms that regulate its functioning is a difficult and fascinating challenge, which operates from physics to biology, from medicine to biochemistry, from artificial intelligence to psychology, using mathematical tools in an important way. Mind is connected to matter, with all the implications that this entails.

This issue aims to collect works relating to the two indicated aspects of reality, with special attention to the nanometric reality, on the physical and mathematical side, relating to modeling, application aspects, development of new technologies for the calculation and visualization of data, design, sensoristics, and simulation, searching to provide further answers to ancient questions relating to the mechanisms underlying matter, perception, thought, memory, consciousness, all linked to the common thread of symmetry.

Prof. Dr. Paolo Di Sia
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Keywords

  • Symmetry
  • Principles of symmetry
  • Discrete symmetries
  • Matter
  • Mind
  • Consciousness
  • Nanoscale
  • Nanophysics
  • Nanostructures
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Multiscale methods
  • Nano-neuroscience
  • Quantum effects
  • Relativistic effects
  • Entropic effects
  • Synchronicity
  • Phenomenology
  • Space
  • Time
  • Space-time
  • Holism

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Symmetry and the Nanoscale: Advances in Analytical Modeling in the Perspective of Holistic Unification
by Paolo Di Sia
Symmetry 2023, 15(8), 1611; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15081611 - 21 Aug 2023
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Abstract
Analytical modeling presents symmetries and aesthetic-mathematical characteristics which are not catchable in numerical computation for science and technology; nanoscience plays a significant role in unification attempts, considering also models including holistic aspects of reality. In this paper we present new discovered results about [...] Read more.
Analytical modeling presents symmetries and aesthetic-mathematical characteristics which are not catchable in numerical computation for science and technology; nanoscience plays a significant role in unification attempts, considering also models including holistic aspects of reality. In this paper we present new discovered results about the complete analytical quantum-relativistic form of the mean square deviation of position R2(t) related to a recently introduced Drude–Lorentz-like model (DS model), already performed at classical, quantum and relativistic level. The function R2(t) gives precise information about the distance crossed by carriers (electrons, ions, etc.) inside a nanostructure, considering both quantum effects and relativistic velocities. The model has a wide scale range of applicability; the nanoscale is considered in this paper, but it holds application from sub-pico-level to macro-level because of the existence of a gauge factor, making it applicable to every oscillating process in nature. Examples of application and suggestions supplement this paper, as well as interesting developments to be studied related to the model and to one of the basic elements of a current unified holistic approach based on vacuum energy. Full article
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