Book "Horizons of science (essays about science and scientists)", Ed. by Yurij Holovatch and Yaroslav Hrytsak. Lviv, Manuscript-Lviv, 2014, 187 p. (in Ukrainian)


"Horizons of Science" is a title of an interdisciplinary seminar organized by scholars in natural and social sciences and in the humanities from several universities and academic research institutes in Lviv (Ukraine). It aims to serve as a meeting place where state-of-the-art problems of modern science are discussed. Besides an obvious popularization of scientific ideas, the seminar promotes the quest for common interdisciplinary approaches to various problems. This book has appeared as a natural continuation of the seminar. Its authors, lecturers of the seminar, leading scholars from Ukraine and abroad, now offer their ideas to a wider audience. Different chapters of the book present state-of-the-art research in different fields and relate the history of science in a style comprehensible to the general public.

Contents

  • Yurij Holovatch (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv), Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv).
    Preface.
  • Bohdan Novosyadlyj (Astronomical Observatory, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Structure and evolution of the Universe: Key ideas and observables.
  • Volodymyr Tkachuk. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). From the foundations of quantum mechanics to quantum informatics.
  • Ivan Bolesta. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Information and entropy in physics and in social life.
  • Myhailo Zarichnyi. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Mathematics and socium.
  • Rostyslav Stoika. (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Problems of life and death on a cell level.
  • Harald Iro. (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria). On the evolution of Modern Sciences. (Four Books that established Natural Sciences).
  • Reinhard Folk. (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria). Libraries, Books and Ideas.
  • Roman Plyatsko. (Ya. S. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Phenomenon of Ivan Pului. Information about the authors.