湯川・朝永生誕百年記念講演会シリーズ第1回

A Different Universe

2006年 5月8日(月曜日) 15:00-
京都大学基礎物理学研究所 湯川記念館大講演室
京都市左京区北白川追分町(京都大学北部キャンパス内)

会場への交通

2006年度の基研講演会は、湯川秀樹博士・朝永振一郎博士の生誕百年にちなみ、 「湯川・朝永生誕百年記念講演会シリーズ」と銘打って開催致します。

その第1回と致しまして、1998年にノーベル物理学賞を受賞され、 現在韓国科学技術院(KAIST)院長を務めていらっしゃいます R. B. Laughlin教授のご来日を機に、 ご講演をお願いすることになりました。

講演題目

「A Different Universe」

講演者

 韓国科学技術院(KAIST)院長 ノーベル物理学賞98年受賞 R. B. Laughlin 教授


講演概要

This talk follows the course of my recent book of the same name, and deals with the origin of physical law - specifically its spontaneous creation through principles of self-organization. The idea is that the modern practice of defining science to be knowledge of parts of things - atoms, molecules, DNA and so forth - is often fundamentally misguided. Real nature is often like a painting of Monet, something beautifully perfect when viewed from a distance but quite meaningless when examined closely. I discuss the difference between law arising collectively and law that "just is", and make the case that the second kind of law is actually mythological and a product of Western religious beliefs. This simple idea accounts for why so many people have trouble finding the frontier of science. They are looking in the wrong place. I argue further that the coming Age of Biology is actually no such thing, but instead the Age of Emergence, a time when reductionist ideology is being swept away by events and reason. This is not to say that the laws of the tiny parts are wrong, but merely that they have been rendered irrelevant in many cases by their children, and their children's children, the higher organizing laws of the world.


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