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Haken, H.

Works: 174 works in 1,192 publications in 7 languages and 18,725 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: Q295, 003
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by H Haken
Atomic and quantum physics : an introduction to the fundamentals of experiment and theory by H Haken( Book )

150 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third edition had been enlarged by the inclusion of new developments such as the direct observation of individual atoms in Paul traps and of atoms in molecules on solid surfaces using the scanning tunneling microscope. Furthermore, new experiments in atomic interferometry and the possibility of laser cooling of atomic beams were added. The fourth English edition takes minor corrections and additions into account and remains a unique introduction to both experiments and theory. The student will find 160 problems and their solutions, which make this book a real study text
Synergetics : an introduction : nonequilibrium phase transitions and self-organization in physics, chemistry, and biology by H Haken( Book )

70 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an often-requested reprint of two classic texts by H. Haken: "Synergetics. An Introduction" and "Advanced Synergetics". Synergetics, an interdisciplinary research program initiated by H. Haken in 1969, deals with the systematic and methodological approach to the rapidly growing field of complexity. Going well beyond qualitative analogies between complex systems in fields as diverse as physics, chemistry, biology, sociology and economics, Synergetics uses tools from theoretical physics and mathematics to construct an unifying framework within which quantitative descriptions of complex, self-organizing systems can be made. This may well explain the timelessness of H. Haken's original texts on this topic, which are now recognized as landmarks in the field of complex systems. They provide both the beginning graduate student and the seasoned researcher with solid knowledge of the basic concepts and mathematical tools. Moreover, they admirably convey the spirit of the pioneering work by the founder of Synergetics through the essential applications contained herein that have lost nothing of their paradigmatic character since they were conceived
Molecular physics and elements of quantum chemistry : introduction to experiments and theory by H Haken( Book )

59 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook introduces the molecular physics and quantum chemistry needed for an understanding of the physical properties of molecules and their chemical bonds. It follows the authors' earlier textbook "The Physics of Atoms and Quanta" and presupposes the material presented there. This second volume, based like the first on courses held at the University of Stuttgart, presents experimental and theoretical fundamentals for students in physics and physical and theoretical chemistry. It covers not only current theoretical approaches but also new developments such as high-resolution two-photon spectroscopy, ultrashort pulse spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, optical investigation of single molecules in condensed phase, electroluminescence, and light-emitting diodes
Information and self-organization : a macroscopic approach to complex systems by H Haken( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the concepts needed to deal with self-organizing complex systems from a unifying point of view that uses macroscopic data. The various meanings of the concept "information" are discussed and a general formulation of the maximum information (entropy) principle is used. With the aid of results from synergetics, adequate objective constraints for a large class of self-organizing systems are formulated and examples are given from physics, life and computer science. The relationship to chaos theory is examined and it is further shown that, based on possibly scarce and noisy data, unbiased guesses about processes of complex systems can be made and the underlying deterministic and random forces determined. This allows for probabilistic predictions of processes, with applications to numerous fields in science, technology, medicine and economics. The extensions of the third edition are essentially devoted to an introduction to the meaning of information in the quantum context. Indeed, quantum information science and technology is presently one of the most active fields of research at the interface of physics, technology and information sciences and has already established itself as one of the major future technologies for processing and communicating information on any scale. This book addresses graduate students and nonspecialist researchers wishing to get acquainted with the concept of information from a scientific perspective in more depth. It is suitable as a textbook for advanced courses or for self-study
Quantum field theory of solids : an introduction by H Haken( Book )

56 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced synergetics : instability hierarchies of self-organizing systems and devices by H Haken( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text on the interdisciplinary field of synergetics will be of interest to students and scientists in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering, and other fields. It continues the outline of basic con cepts and methods presented in my book Synergetics. An Introduction, which has by now appeared in English, Russian, J apanese, Chinese, and German. I have written the present book in such a way that most of it can be read in dependently of my previous book, though occasionally some knowledge of that book might be useful. But why do these books address such a wide audience? Why are instabilities such a common feature, and what do devices and self-organizing systems have in common? Self-organizing systems acquire their structures or functions without specific interference from outside. The differentiation of cells in biology, and the process of evolution are both examples of self-organization. Devices such as the electronic oscillators used in radio transmitters, on the other hand, are man made. But we often forget that in many cases devices function by means of pro cesses which are also based on self-organization. In an electronic oscillator the motion of electrons becomes coherent without any coherent driving force from the outside; the device is constructed in such a way as to permit specific collective motions of the electrons. Quite evidently the dividing line between self-organiz ing systems and man-made devices is not at all rigid
The science of structure : synergetics by H Haken( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synergetic computers and cognition : a top-down approach to neural nets by H Haken( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a novel approach to neural nets and thus offers a genuine alternative to the hitherto known neuro-computers. This approach is based on the author's discovery of the profound analogy between pattern recognition and pattern formation in open systems far from equilibrium. Thus the mathematical and conceptual tools of synergetics can be exploited, and the concept of the synergetic computer formulated. A complete and rigorous theory of pattern recognition and learning is presented. The resulting algorithm can be implemented on serial computers or realized by fully parallel nets whereby no spurious states occur. Explicit examples (recognition of faces and city maps) are provided. The recognition process is made invariant with respect to simultaneous translation, rotation, and scaling, and allows the recognition of complex scenes. Oscillations and hysteresis in the perception of ambiguous patterns are treated, as well as the recognition of movement patterns. A comparison between the recognition abilities of humans and the synergetic computer sheds new light on possible models of mental processes. The synergetic computer can also perform logical steps such as the XOR operation. The new edition includes a section on transformation properties of the equations of the synergetic computer and on the invariance properties of the order parameter equations. Further additions are a new section on stereopsis and recent developments in the use of pulse-coupled neural nets for pattern recognition
Brain dynamics : synchronization and activity patterns in pulse-coupled neural nets with delays and noise by H Haken( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brain Dynamics serves to introduce graduate students and nonspecialists from various backgrounds to the field of mathematical and computational neurosciences. Some of the advanced chapters will also be of interest to the specialists. The book approaches the subject through pulse-coupled neural networks, with at their core the lighthouse and integrate-and-fire models, which allow for the highly flexible modelling of realistic synaptic activity, synchronization and spatio-temporal pattern formation. Topics also include pulse-averaged equations and their application to movement coordination. The book closes with a short analysis of models versus the real neurophysiological system." "The second edition has been thoroughly updated and augmented by two extensive chapters that discuss the interplay between pattern recognition and synchronization. Further, to enhance the usefulness as textbook and for self-study, the detailed solutions for all 34 exercises throughout the text have been added."--Jacket
Chaos and order in nature : proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, April 27-May 2, 1981 by International Symposium on Synergetics( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and German and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the invited papers of an international symposium on synergetics; which was held at Schlol3 Elmau, Bavaria, FRG, April 27 to May 1, 1981. At our previous meetings on synergetics the self-organized formation of structures in quite different disciplines stood in the foreground of our interest. More recently it has turned out that phenomena characterized by the word "chaos" appear in various disciplines, and again far-reaching analogies in the behavior of quite different systems become visible. Therefore this meeting was devoted not only to problems connected with the occurrence of ordered structures but also to most recent results obtained in the study of chaotic motion. In the strict mathematical sense we are dealing here with deterministic chaos, i. e., irregular motion described by deter ministic equations. While in this relatively young fieJd of research computer ex periments and computer simulations predominated in the past, there now seems to be a change of trend, namely to study certain regular features of chaos by analytical metbods. I think considerable progress has been achieved in this respect quite recently. This theoretical work is paralleled by a number of very beautiful experi ments in different fields, e. g., fluid dynamics, solid-state physics, and chemistry. For the first time at this kind of meeting we have included plasma physics, which presents a number of most fascinating problems with respect to instabilities, formation of structures, and related phenomena
Cooperative phenomena by H Haken( Book )

20 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of cooperative phenomena is one of the dominant features of contem porary physics. Outside physics it has grown to a huge field of interdisciplinary investigation, involving all the natural sciences from physics via biology to socio logy. Yet, during the first few decades following the advent of quantum theory, the pursuit of the single particle or the single atom, as the case may be, has been so fascinating that only a small number of physicists have stressed the importance of collective behaviour. One outstanding personality among these few is Professor HERBERT FROHLICH. He has made an enormous contribution to the modern concept of cooperativity and has stimulated a whole generation of physicists. Therefore, it seemed to the editors very appropriate to dedicate a volume on "cooperative phenomena" to him on the occasion of his official retirement from his university duties. Nevertheless, in the course of carrying out this project, the editors have been somewhat amazed to find that they have covered the essentials of contemporary physics and its im pact on other scientific disciplines. It thus becomes clear how much HERBERT FROHLICH has inspired research workers and has acted as a stimulating discussion partner for others. FROHLICH is one of those exceptional scientists who have wor ked in quite different fields and given them an enormous impetus. Unfortunately, the number of scientists of such distinctive personality has been decreasing in our century
Evolution of order and chaos in physics, chemistry, and biology : proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, April 26-May 1, 1982 by H Haken( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These proceedings contain the invited lectures presented at the International Sym posium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau in April, 1982. This symposium marked the th 10 anniversary of symposia on synergetics, the first of which was held at Schloss Elmau in 1972. As is now weIl known, these symposia are devoted to the study of the formation of structures in physical systems far from thermal equilibrium, as weIl as in nonphysical systems such as those in biology and sociology. While the first proceedings were published by Teubner Publishing Company in 1973 and the second by North Holland Publishing Company in 1974, the subsequent proceed ings have been published in the Springer Series in Synergetics. I believe that these proceedings give a quite faithful picture of the developments in this new interdisciplinary field over the past decade. As H.J. Queisser recently noted, the prefix "non", which is used quite frequent ly in modern scientific literature in words such as "nonequilibrium", "nonlinear", etc., indicates a new development in scientific thinking. Indeed, this new develop ment was anticipated and given a framework in the introduction of "synergetics" more than a decade ago
Laser theory by H Haken( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of brain functioning : a synergetic approach to brain activity, behavior, and cognition by H Haken( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a new understanding of brain activity. Based on the general results of synergetics, the brain is conceived as a complex self-organizing system with emergent properties. This approach is elaborated upon by numerous explicit models that are based on and checked by detailed experiments on movement control, on various results on vision and on EEG and MEG analysis. The book provides newcomers to brain research with an introductory chapter on the experimental exploration of the brain and provides newcomers to synergetics with detailed and easy-to-read chapters on the basic concepts and theoretical tools of this field
Pattern formation by dynamic systems and pattern recognition : proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria by H Haken( Book )

28 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the manuscripts of the papers delivered at the International Sym posium on Synergetics held at SchloB Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, from April 30 until May 5, 1979. This conference followed several previous ones (Elmau 1972, Sicily 1974, Elmau 1977). This time the subject of the symposium was "pattern formation by dynam ic systems and pattern recognition". The meeting brought together scientists from such diverse fields as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history as well as experts in the fields of pattern recognition and associative memory. When I started this type of conference in 1972 it appeared to be a daring enter prise. Indeed, we began to explore virgin land of science: the systematic study of cooperative effects in physical systems far from equi~ibrium and in other disciplines. Though these meetings were attended by scientists from quite different disciplines, a basic concept and even a common language were found from the very beginning. The idea that there exist profound analogies in the behaviour of large classes of complex systems, though the systems themselves may be quite different, proved to be most fruitful. I was delighted to see that over the past one or two years quite similar conferences were now held in various places allover the world. The inclusion of prob lems of pattern recognition at the present meeting is a novel feature, however
The Machine as metaphor and tool by H Haken( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The machine metaphor is deeply rooted in western culture and complex systemsin nature and society are often interpreted in such terms. With the advent of electronic computers, the machine metaphor applied to thinking and to thebrain has become even more pertinent. The idea of a machine has itself changed over time. In this book these transformations are made transparent, various aspects of the machine metaphor are discussed and limitations and pitfalls of the metaphor are elaborated. The chapters are written in a non-technical fashion and are accessible to a large audience ofscientists and also to laymen interested in the scientific perspectives and logical foundations of the machine concept that has been so influential in western thinking
Excitons at high density by H Haken( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lasers and synergetics : a colloquium on coherence and self-organization in nature by Robert Graham( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lasers and Synergetics, written to honour Hermann Haken on his 60th birthday, is concerned with the two main areas of research to which Prof. Haken has made fundamental contributions. In fact, the two areas are interrelated since the development of the interdisciplinary science synergetics has been closely connected with the emergence of laser theory. Synergetics deals with complex systems that possess the fundamental property of spontaneous selforganization of their macroscopic behaviour. The book summarizes basic ideas, important concepts and principles used to describe selforganizing systems from a unified viewpoint. Special attention is paid to lasers, nonlinear optics and to coherence phenomena in other physical, biological and sociological systems. Some surveys of historical developments are presented, but most space is devoted to the publication of recent results and the description of current research work
Synergetic agents : from multi-robot systems to molecular robotics by H Haken( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first in the topic of molecular robotics based on a quantum field theoretic approach. This visionary book will inspire the development of molecular machines for medicinal or environmental applications. From the founder of synergetic theory (Haken) and the authors of the Haken-Levi principle, this book addresses both multi-robot systems and miniaturization to the nano-scale. Written with clear structure and language, catering to the needs of the readers who may come not only from physics and engineering, but also chemistry, mathematics or information theory. The reader
Information adaptation : the interplay between Shannon information and semantic information in cognition by H Haken( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph demonstrates the interplay between Shannon information and semantic information in cognition. It shows that Shannon's information acts as driving force for the formation of semantic information; and vice versa, namely, that semantic information participates in the formation of Shannonian information. The authors show that in cognition, Shannonian and semantic information are interrelated as two aspects of a cognitive process termed as information adaptation. In the latter the mind/brain adapts to the environment by the deflating and/or inflating of the information conveyed by t
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Alternative Names
Chaken, Ch.

Chaken, G.

Chaken, G. 1927-

Chaken, German 1927-

Haken, G.

Haken, H.

Haken, H. 1927-

Haken, H. (Hermann)

Haken, Heerman 1927-

Haken, Hermann

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Haken, Hermann P. J.

Haken, Herrmann 1927-

Haken, Herrmann Paul Joseph 1927-

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Hermann Haken German physicist

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Хакен, Г.

Хакен, Герман

هرمان هاکن فیزیک‌دان و نویسنده آلمانی

ハーケン, H.

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Synergetics : an introduction : nonequilibrium phase transitions and self-organization in physics, chemistry, and biologyMolecular physics and elements of quantum chemistry : introduction to experiments and theoryInformation and self-organization : a macroscopic approach to complex systemsSynergetic computers and cognition : a top-down approach to neural netsBrain dynamics : synchronization and activity patterns in pulse-coupled neural nets with delays and noisePattern formation by dynamic systems and pattern recognition : proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria