6th World Congress on Physics
Anna Catharina Maria Backerra
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Title: Can a complementary interpretation of quantum physics contribute to new insights in biophysics?
Biography: Anna Catharina Maria Backerra
The surmise of a complementary basis in the structure of life popped up in many ways by all cultures through the ages, but it stayed diffi cult to catch its characteristics in general. In the beginning of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg supposed that this was the entrance of complementarity in physics, although it was not yet possible to describe it in that way. More than 40 years later, thanks to a mathematical defi nition given by Max Jammer, it became possible to create a mathematical language suited to describe physical phenomena in a complementary way. Involving ideas of Einstein, this was elaborated to a theory called twin physics. The most important characteristics are the consideration of space as a fi nite
physical item, the use of an elementary unit of potential energy and the use of geometry to make the results more accessible. Aft er having made an inventory of all basic possibilities, the resulting descriptions could be identified with elementary particles, the four forces of nature and more phenomena at an atomic as well as an astronomic scale. In this lecture the principles and some possible applications of twin theory will be presented. Although this seems to be only the beginning of a new region of research, there are indications that the basics of it may be applied on human life by introducing one defi nition more, which will be explained.