Domains


We have six domains of physics in our consortium aligned with section structure of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG). In addition, we have two section independent domains. These eight domains, together with  the consortia PUNCH and FAIRmat, cover all of disciplinary Physics. In contrast, our  9th domain Transdisciplinary Physics represents  those fields where Physicists work but are not rooted in any of the DPG  sub disciplines of physics. Domain 9 is not built up of respective disciplinar use cases, like domains 1-8, but gathers paradigmatic use cases of all those fields which are transdisciplinar target disciplines of physics. Here is the list of our 9 domains:

They are all conceptually linked by the hierarchy of levels in nature as discussed by Anderson in his seminal paper More is different.” [Anderson 1972] . Recently Erik Hoel  in When the map is better than the territory” [Hoel 2017, see also Hoel & Levin 2020]  and George F.R. Ellis  with “The Dynamical Emergence of Biology From Physics: Branching Causation via Biomolecules” [Ellis 2019, see also 2020a,b,c] have expanded on that idea in great detail providing a theoretical concept for achieving a minimal heterogeneous research data management (RDM) by observing universality classes of data structures. We will strive to search for those universal patterns across our domains in our daily work within RDM task areas.

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