Re: [Fis] News from Moscow

2013-05-27 Thread Julio Stern
Pedro writes: 

 very few people from Western
 countries could attend (just 4)... 
 the discussion of the institutional
 aspects we have to cover, particularly 
 concerning the ISIS organization.
As I questioned before, I see no problem 
in organizing a private party at Moscow. 
However, I see a big problem in taking this 
party as the forum in charge of deliberating
and able to take important decisions in 
name of the FIS community. 

---Julio Stern 

 Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 17:07:08 +0200
 Subject: [Fis] News from Moscow

 Dear FISers,

 During the past days, 21 -24 May, the 5th FIS  1st ISIS conference has
 taken place in Moscow. As expected, very few people from Western
 countries could attend (just 4), but an important Chinese delegation (9)
 and a remarkable presence of the Russian Academy of sciences, research
 and learning institutions, professional colleges, library science, etc.,
 made for a very relevant conference. We had intriguing presentations in
 biomolecular matters, biological systems organization, neuroscience,
 consciousness, socially oriented discussions, educational matters, etc.
 as well as criticisms on the current techno-utopian orientations of IT.
 The debates on what are the most important directions for info science
 development were complemented by the discussion of the institutional
 aspects we have to cover, particularly concerning the ISIS organization.
 Thanks to Konstantin Colin (past ISIS President) for the excellent
 organization work done, with the technical help of a number of parties,
 among them Nick, Victoria, Boris, etc. A number of scholars and
 researchers of the Organizing Committee and the Program Committee did
 also contribute... The challenge now is for Wolfgang Hofkirchner,
 elected ISIS President and organizer of 2nd ISIS  6th FIS in Vienna
 2015 --good luck Wolfgang!!

 At FIS we should continue with our regular discussion sessions, better
 organized... there will be news about that soon. Also we will receive
 news from ISIS preparations, particularly concerning the organization of
 info science research. Robert Jahn, current secretary, is working in
 these matters.

 It was a great time in Moscow--best wishes to all


 PS. By the way, during these days I had no mail access and could not see
 until now (amidst the cloud of several hundred messages) that some FIS
 parties have ostensibly ignored the rule of two messages per week, and
 indulged in say personal styles of discussion. Please, stop that.

 Pedro C. Marijuán
 Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group
 Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud
 Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Aragón (CIBA)
 Avda. San Juan Bosco, 13, planta X
 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
 Tfno. +34 976 71 3526 ( 6818)

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Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 570, Issue 2

2013-04-14 Thread Julio Stern
Dear All: I have to agree with  Xueshan Yan on that one: In  G.Batesson (1979) 
Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity NY: Dutton. We find at the Glassary p. 228: 
 Information: Any difference taht makes a difference. see also Ch.3, Multiple 
Versions of the World, Sec.1, The Case of Difference. All the best, ---Julio 

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:45:54 -0400
Subject: Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 570, Issue 2

Dear Dr. Yan
I make reference to the MacKay quote in my article that can be found here:
I make reference to  Hayles, K. How We Became Posthuman; University of Chicago 
Press: Chicago, IL, USA, 1999.
where you will find an extensive discussion of Donald MacKay's formulation of 
his definition of information:  Information is a distinction that makes a 
If you google  Information is a distinction that makes a difference you will 
find many more references to this quote.
with kind regards - Bob Logan

On 2013-04-14, at 4:52 AM, Xueshan Yan wrote:Information is a distinction that
makes a difference

Robert K. LoganChief Scientist - sLab at OCADProf. Emeritus - Physics - U. of 

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Re: [Fis] FIS News (Moscow 2013)

2013-04-14 Thread Julio Stern
A find it very strange to transform the FIS Conference into a private party. Of 
course anyone can throw a party, but how come is this one now the FIS-2013 
Conference ?! ---Julio Stern   
 At the time being, to my knowledge
 (I could not follow very well the process), only the members
 of the ISIS board have been enlisted as foreign participants.

Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:28:45 +0200
Subject: Re: [Fis] FIS News (Moscow 2013)

Dear Pedro, Joe, and all FISers,

Great news!

As I notified you before, the Symmetry Festival 2013 (Delft, The
Netherlands, 2-6 August)  is open and glad to host a
FIS symposium on symmetries in information studies. The Festival consists
of a series of symposia, and FIS would well fit among them. You are

Best wishes,

Symmetry Festival
2013, Delft, 2-7
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Thank you for your contribution to publicize the event! 
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[Fis] Quantum Mechanics: Logic and Formalisms

2006-06-06 Thread Julio Stern

Dear friends, and specialists in the logic(s)
and formalism(s) of Quantum Mechanics:
(If you dont have an on line LaTeX compiler,
 please read the attached pdf file... )

Following von Foerster, I consider systemic eigen-solutions
as the most basic objects of knowledge.
Therefore, studying the essential properties and the process of
emergence of eigen-solutions  in scientific research constitutes
(for me) the foundation of a true constructivist epistemology.

Once upon a time,
I stumble on a result stated in Nosov and Kolmanovskii (1986, p.13):

{\it ``In a recent paper Zubov has considered the problem of
relativistic particle motion in a central field. The equation
of motion of this particle is
   m \ddot{r}(t) = -k
   \frac{r(t -\tau(r))}{|r(t -\tau(r))|^3} \ .
Here $r$ is a vector joining the particle with the
immovable center. It is known that in such a system
without delay, i.e. for $\tau(r)=0$, a unique circular
orbit passes across every point $(x_0,y_0,z_0)$ of the
configuration space. If we allow for the interaction delay,
then the situation changes qualitatively. The circular orbits
settle on the spheres if and only if their radii verify the
quantization conditions
\[ \nu(|r|) \tau(|r|) = n 2\pi \ \ , \ \
   n= 0, \pm 1, \pm 2, \ldots
(These) conditions coincide with Bohr quantization rules.''}

\r V.R.Nosov, V.B.Kolmanovskii (1986).
{\it Stability of Functional Diferential Equations.}
London: Academic Press.

\r V.I.Zubov (1983). {\it Analytical Dynamics of Systems of
 Bodies.} Leningrad University.

I found Zubov's result astonishingly  beautyfull.
The eigen solutions of Bohr quantization rule where obtained
out of a spherical symmetry constraint, in the formalism
of functional (delay) differential equations.
This formalism was (for me) such more natural and intuitive
than Schr\{o}dinger equation.
I spend some time trying to get more of the standard
eigen-solutions of QM out of this language.
My knowledge of delayed differential equations is very
limited, so I was not very successful.
I also never had access to Zubov's papers.

Do you know if this line of research had continuation?
Can any of you get me a copy of Zubov's paper(s)
from Leningrad University?

Thank you very much,
Julio Michael Stern.

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