Structures, Correlations and Electromagnetic Interactions in Living Matter: Theory and Applications

  • E. Del Giudice
  • S. Doglia
  • M. Milani
  • G. Vitiello


Modern physics has elucidated many problems about the structure of complex systems by connecting the apparent macroscopic features to the collective properties of microscopic components. The bridge is provided by the Quantum Field Theory (QFT), which has been recognized as equivalent to a statistical mechanics of assemblies with infinite degrees of freedom. Moreover the quantum theory has been able to account for the emergence of ordered systems from non-ordered sets of microscopic components. Crystals, ferromagnets and superconductors have been successfully described by this approach.


Electromagnetic Field Living System Josephson Junction Electric Polarization Goldstone Boson 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Del Giudice
    • 1
  • S. Doglia
    • 1
  • M. Milani
    • 1
  • G. Vitiello
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá degli Studi di Milano and INFNMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá degli Studi di Salerno and INFNSalernoItaly

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