I am fascinated by biology, complexity and chaos. Computer scientist and nuclear engineer by profession and training, I realized that software is inherently complex but the hardware we deal with is simple in the sense it’s mostly based on linear mathematics. (unless you are looking at simulating complex systems like neural networks, genetic programming). Until multi-threading is introduced, most software systems were too simple to mimic anything that’s remotely like the biological processes. Similarly most of nuclear physics is based on reductionism, approximation. The one exception to this is the theory of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is the first theory in physics to accept there are limitations to our ability to view finer and finer details without the cause and effect interacting. What has been frustrating me with current physics is the attempt by theorists who are trying to reduce all of the physical phenomena into simple strings, bubbles etc. The true scientists in my opinion are the biologists who deal with complex systems and accept them as non-linear in nature. To whet my appetite and interest in this field, I read a lot of books and news on biology. I am especially interested in molecular biology, cell structures with emphasis on Telomeres and Telomerase. More recently I developed interest in Brain plasticity. Because of these interests, you will see my blogs reporting news on complex systems, telomeres, brain research, autism, stem cells etc.
If these broad areas are of interest to you and you would like me to cover some specific topics within those, please leave a comment here.
A little explanation of my choice for the name “RndSync”
Rnd stands for Random which is what biological process are driven by.
Sync – I was inspired by the book “Sync” by Steven Strogatz where he describes how the seemingly random events get synchronized to produce harmony. Emergence of sync is a very fascinating phenomenon – a byproduct of complex systems.