The Frontiers Collection

Spirals and Vortices

In Culture, Nature, and Science

Editors: Tsuji, Kinko, Müller, Stefan C. (Eds.)

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  • The ultimate book on spirals - from Celtic art to medical applications
  • Accessible non-specialists, but also covering the latest scientific discoveries
  • Contributes to the eternal theme of the relationship between science and art
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This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating and ubiquitous occurrence of spirals and vortices in human culture and in nature. Spiral forms have been used as elements in the arts for thousands of years, whereas their role in nature and science – from DNA and sea shells to galaxies – is still a topic of investigation in numerous fields. Following an introduction to the cultural history of spiral forms, the book presents contributions from leading experts, who describe the origins, mechanisms and dynamics of spirals and vortices in their special fields. As a whole the book provides a valuable source of information, while also taking the reader on an aesthetic and scientific journey through the world of spiral forms.

About the authors

Stefan C. Müller is an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Magdeburg, Germany. After obtaining his doctoral degree at the University of Göttingen in 1978, he spent 3 years as postdoctoral researcher in the USA, first at MIT and then at Stanford University in California. He was subsequently a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute in Dortmund until 1994, when he transferred his research to Magdeburg.

Kinko Tsuji is a physical chemist. She obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Tokyo in 1976. As a researcher she worked at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and at the Max-Planck-Institutes in Munich and in Dortmund. Since 1981 she has worked at the company Shimadzu Europa GmbH, developing applications of ultra high-speed cameras. Furthermore, she was active in the “Japan Business Council in Europe” in Brussels  and served as a chairperson of the planning committee. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spirals and Vortices
Book Subtitle
In Culture, Nature, and Science
Editors
  • Kinko Tsuji
  • Stefan C. Müller
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05798-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05798-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05797-8
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 298
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 133 illustrations in colour
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