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"From Individuality to Correlation"
December 11, 2010

On 11 December 2010 at 3 pm within the framework of the "Solitude-Presence" program, a lecture by Dr. Miroslav Micov about theoretical physics titled "From Individuality to Correlation" took place.

One of the representations of solitude in physics is the movement of individual parts. With the increase of interaction between the parts, their independence lessens and their correlation rises. Such correlations with time can consequently change the process of relaxation. Multi-part subsystems can emerge within the systems, which are tightly connected with the correlation.   Such subsystems will interact between themselves with new effective force, which lead to new types of correlation between these subsystems, and which can stipulate new types of hierarchy in correlated systems. Certain conditions in such subsystems cause autopoietic processes, similar to processes of self-preservation and self-organization.

Dr. Micov researches non-equilibrium thermodynamics firstly as a collaborator with the Academy of Sciences of Slovakia, a lecturer at the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, and, since 2000, as the head of research in the scientific sector in the business of alternative energy sources.

Dr. Micov continues to lecture, particularly as a guest professor at the Lviv Polytechnic University and has published numerous articles from the theory of hard solids in American and European publications of physical chemistry and theoretical physics.