Temporal Order

Proceedings of a Symposium on Oscillations in Heterogeneous Chemical and Biological Systems, University of Bremen, September 17–22, 1984

  • Ludger Rensing
  • Nils I. Jaeger
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Dynamics of Chemical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. W. M. Dress, M. Gerhardt, N. I. Jaeger, P. J. Plath, H. Schuster
      Pages 67-74
    3. J. R. Brown, G. A. D’Netto, R. A. Schmitz
      Pages 86-95
    4. T. W. Taylor, W. Geiseler
      Pages 122-125
  3. Dynamics of Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. H. Engel-Herbert, W. Ebeling, H. Herzel
      Pages 144-152
    3. Movement in Space

    4. Cellular Metabolism and Transport

    5. Circadian Rhythms

      1. H. G. Schweiger, R. Hartwig, G. Neuhaus, G. Neuhaus-Url, M. Li-Weber, M. Schweiger
        Pages 203-210
      2. J. Woodland Hastings, Hellmuth Broda, Carl H. Johnson
        Pages 213-221
      3. Charlotte Helfrich, Wolfgang Engelmann, Bronislaw Cymborowski
        Pages 277-278
    6. Cell Cycle

About these proceedings


This volume contains the lectures and contributions presented at the International Symposium on Temporal Order held in Bremen, September 17-22, 1984. Temporal order, such as a more or less regularly repeated temporal sequence of events, can evol ve in open systems far removed from equi 1 i bri um. Progress duri ng the last decade in the analysis and the modelling of this complex phenomenon in both biological and chemical systems gave rise to the idea of a joint conference. The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate future work by enhancing the exchange of experimental and theoretical results between neighbouring disciplines. Theoretical work in general, and mathematical models in particular, provided the basis for a mutual discussion and, thus, helped to overcome difficulties in under­ standing the results of different experimental fields. Chemical systems, for examp­ le, are more rigorously controllable through their experimental conditions in com­ parison to biological systems, which maintain highly effective autonomous control against environmental influences. Therefore, different states such as bistability, oscillations and chaos can be defined and, hence, described better in chemical sy­ stems. Chemical systems may thus provide some insights into functional structures that also exist in more complex biological systems.


Non-equilibrium Systems Oscillation bifurcation biological catalyst chaos environment equilibrium experiment fields influence metals stability structure synergetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ludger Rensing
    • 1
  • Nils I. Jaeger
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich 2 (Zellbiologie) der Universität BremenBremenFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Fachbereich 2 (Forschungsgruppe Angewandte Katalyse) der Universität BremenBremenFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70334-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70332-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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