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- Formal and non-formal approaches to the notion of "Risk" : a historical perspective (2008)
- The paper will focus on the early texts of Galileo Galilei (1613~1623) and Daniel Bernoulli (1738) as examples of pure combinatorical analysis and perspectively considerations within the mathematical discipline of probability theory. It is argued that Bernoulli's approach needed to be developed further in order to achieve a successful and satisfactory theory of risk. In modern economy the need for a proper definition of a notion of risk is seen and currently discussed within the frame of ISO standards. But as already mentioned this interest is mainly owed to the governmental demands of the Basel II and Solvency standards and therefore an external demand. On the other hand an intrinsic understanding of the meaning of risk, as could be provided by a conclusive theory, could lead to a better success in modelling various risks and help to achieve better prognosis.
- Symmetrietheoretischer Ansatz zur Analyse komplexer Systeme (2006)
- Der Zusammenhang fundamentaler Symmetriestrukturen mit dem Zugang moderner Naturwissenschaften zur abstrakten Beschreibung komplexer Systeme wird dargestellt. Beginnend mit der geometrischen Symmetrie der Schneeflocke und dem symmetrietheoretischen Ansatz in Platons Timaios wird der symmetrietheoretische Ansatz moderner Naturwissenschaften exemplifiziert und analysiert. Die mathematische Abstraktion wird als reduktionistische Methode verstanden.
- Non-trivial fixed points of the scalar field theory (2006)
- The phase structure of the scalar field theory with arbitrary powers of the gradient operator and a local non-analytic potential is investigated by the help of the RG in Euclidean space. The RG equation for the generating function of the derivative part of the action is derived. Infinitely many non-trivial fixed points of the RG transformations are found. The corresponding effective actions are unbounded from below and do probably not exhibit any particle content. Therefore they do not provide physically sensible theories.