AIMS of AINS
If one can say that much of traditional science operates by an implicit linear mapping of objects of knowledge onto observing knowledge acquisitors (i. e., by linear information transfer from objects to observers), then one may very well characterize the present situation in the natural sciences as one of a movement towards a "nonlinear", e. g. circular, relation between objects of knowledge and their investigators (observers). Recursive models, feedback loops, emergence of complex behavior and structures, just to highlight some ideas, are such new modeling devices dericed from a nonlinear ansatz.
Concerning the formal meaning of the word, the extension of linear models in the sciences to nonlinear ones has opened vast new areas of research, including investigations of systems with unprecedented degrees of complexity.
In this regard, our interests focus on these aspects in Quantum Theory, Theoretical Biology and Medicine, and in new methods and tools of Systems Theory and studies of Complexity. With our research about various topics in said fields, we aim at a deeper understanding than it would be possible via linear approaches only.
Our small institute was founded in 1990, with four staff members at present, as well as occasional short-term collaborators. The funding is completely private. We are in contact, and sometimes in collaboration, with a number of national and international research institutions, or scientists, respectively.