Towards a nano geometry? Geometry and dynamics on nano scale

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This paper applies I.M. Gelfand's distinction between adequate and non-adequate use of mathematical language in different contexts to the newly opened window of model-based measurements of intracellular dynamics. The specifics of geometry and dynamics on the mesoscale of cell physiology are elaborated - in contrast to the familiar Newtonian mechanics and the more recent, but by now also rather well established quantum field theories. Examples are given originating from the systems biology of insulin secreting pancreatic beta-cells and the mathematical challenges of an envisioned non-invasive control of magnetic nanoparticles.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesContemporary Mathematics
Pages (from-to)147-162
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAnalysis, geometry and quantum field theory. : International conference in honor of Steve Rosenberg's 60th birthday - University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 26 Sep 201130 Sep 2011


ConferenceAnalysis, geometry and quantum field theory.
LocationUniversity of Potsdam
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