Exotic statistical physics: application to biology, medicine, and economics

Ievgeniia Stashkova

Lviv Ivan Franko National University
This lecture is designed to offer a brief and somewhat parochial overview of some “exotic” statistical physics puzzles of possible interest to biophysicists, medical physicists, and econophysicists. These include the statistical properties of DNA sequences, heartbeat intervals, brain plaques in Alzheimer brains, and fluctuations in economics. These problems have the common feature that the guiding principles of scale invariance and universality appear to be relevant.
This talk was a review of Stanley, H. Eugene. "Exotic statistical physics: Applications to biology, medicine, and economics." Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 285.1 (2000): 1-17.