ANPA 39 – Speakers and Abstracts

Registered Attendees and abstracts received, (No particular order).


Richard L. Amoroso

“Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”
A Strategic Assault on the Dimensional Barrier

Abstract: Amoroso ANPA18 Topology

Michael Horner

Modelling and Simulating Sustainability

Abstract: TBA

Louis H Kauffman


From Discrete Physics to General Relativity

Abstract: This talk will begin with the story of how discrete observation leads to derivatives that are represented by commutators.We then examine the relationship of the calculus of commutators for derivatives (non-commutative worlds) and its relationships with the familiar world of classical mechanics. We show how a first constraint relating smooth calculus and discrete calculus is satisfied by a quadratic Hamiltonian.We then discuss relations with gauge  theory and electromagnetism. The talk finishes with a discussion of the second order constraint and how it leads to a new approach to general relativity and cosmology in the work of Kilmister, Deakin and Kauffman.

Louis H Kauffman


 Topological Quantum Computing and Majorana Fermions

Abstract: We will discuss how braiding and unitary transformations are related to anyons as in the quantum Hall effect and to Majorana Fermions in the structure of the electron in nano-wires. The mathematics here is particularly enlightening in its relationships with Laws of Form and the inception of imaginary states.

 Roger Anderton


Milankovitch cycles and Climate change

Abstract: Multin Milankovitch (28 May 1879 – 12 December 1958) worked out that the Earth goes through natural periods of climate change from ice ages to hot periods. The presentation considers anthropogenic climate change versus natural climate change. Although there is anomalous temperature increase at the moment that seems only accountable as being man-made, the sun is a much more significant effect on climate and in the long term we are due an ice age.

Peter Rowlands

Twenty (plus) reasons for using the algebraic nilpotent version of the Dirac equation

Abstract: It is proposed here that the algebraic nilpotent version of the Dirac equation (the quantum mechanical description of the most fundamental physical state) is so powerful at producing new results and explaining existing ones that it should become the standard version in future writings on the subject. In addition, it is the most easily derived and most closely related to classical physics, and seems to create the most significant meanings for otherwise arbitrary mathematical operations.

Grenville Croll


Nick Rossiter

The Universe as Intension: an Expressive Dynamic Information and Communication system as Extension

Abstract:The intension/extension relationship is explored across a number of recursive levels. The starting point is the Universe as intension, from which a section is identified as an extension, the Universe of Discourse. This section becomes the intension for a more detailed formal exposition of the area of interest. The example of music is used to provide an insight into how the attributes of an information and communication system can be captured in an expressive and dynamic manner, with colimits in a topos under the control of a monad as process.

Stephen Fry

Proposed activity for Avebury visit (Skype presentation)



Chad Manian

The challenges towards space colonisation.

 This talk will deconstruct the main challenges faced by experts across military and aerospace industries in the 21st century. Chad will present the latest cutting edge research combining scientific, legal and social issues involved in the task of human colonisation of space.