Foundations of Science

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 303-305

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Scale Relativity: an Extended Paradigm for Physics and Biology?

  • Charles AuffrayAffiliated withFunctional Genomics and Systems Biology for Health, CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences Email author 
  • , Denis NobleAffiliated withDepartment of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford University

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With scale relativity theory, Laurent Nottale has provided a powerful conceptual and mathematical framework with numerous validated predictions that has fundamental implications and applications for all sciences. We discuss how this extended framework reviewed in Nottale (Found Sci 152 (3):101–152, 2010a) may help facilitating integration across multiple size and time frames in systems biology, and the development of a scale relative biology with increased explanatory power.


Biology Paradigm Physics Relativity Scale Theory