Foundations of Science

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 307–309 | Cite as

Multiscale Integration in Scale Relativity Theory

  • Laurent Nottale


We give a “direction for use” of the scale relativity theory and apply it to an example of spontaneous multiscale integration including four embedded levels of organization (intracellular, cell, tissue and organism-like levels). We conclude by an update of our analysis of the arctic sea ice melting.


Relativity Scale Macroscopic quantum mechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, LUTH, CNRSMeudon CedexFrance

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