The Science Network HIXGRID – developed by Neogrid e.V. – encourages Scientists, Knowledge Workers and everyone else interested in Science to share their knowledge (research documents, papers or files, photos or videos) in order to collaborate and develop (new) theories or to modify them. Technically, the HIXGRID was realized with the open source Elgg social network engine. On the motto of ‘Feel-science’, HIXGRID emphasizes the emotional component of Science based on the latest research findings in Neurology, Neuroscience and Philosophy, and the teaching of Science.
Advanced Science approach – Emotion vs. Reason; Analytics vs. Holistics
HIXGRID deliberaterly pursues the ‘Advanced Science’ approach, which does not rely on reason alone, but also on various factors of Unconscious and Emotional Intelligence.
This approach – also called ‘Feel Science’ – facilitates new ways of thinking as it addresses unsolved scientific problems or aims at revaluating what is known in an interdisciplinary context. The Advanced Science approach uses the potential of neuron networking in the human brain and the complex interaction among brain areas.
Overall, the scientific approach takes with HIXGRID new paths, uninhibited by ‘Classic’ Science which is often constrained by financial and academical requirements or marketing constraints.
HIXGRID will revise Science from a lateral approach, shedding a new light on previously hidden areas, so that a more serious and holistic approach to science be possible, will confront the problems from a different perspective and possibly will hopefully modify some paths currently deemed to be ‘safe’. It may not only figure out and develop analytical approaches, but also holistic ways of looking at scientific problems.
Influences from philosophy or related fields may prove helpful and indicative of new solutions. For example, one can proceed from the assumption that the human brain creates its own evolutionary reasons for reality itself. The re-assessment of the findings in the cosmology of the universe and the holographic theory of the gravitational waves and their detectors (GEO600, AMS Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer), Michelson interferometer, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), make the classical physical laws appear in a new light. The outcoming results may well contribute to the development of new technologies or even make them possible. Therefore the classic and interdisciplinary way of doing science are neither to be neglected as in fact they are explicitly desired.
Research priorities of HIXGRID
The name „HIXGRID“ derives from a pun on the name of the British physicist Peter Higgs, who became famous through his research on the Higgs mechanism and the Higgs boson, which is significant for explaining dark matter and dark energy in cosmology. The European nuclear research center CERN will frantically search for evidence for the Higgs particle, since it is important to develop a possibly universal theory of physics (Theory of Everything) in order to overcome the schism in physics, which resulted from the in
Content from HIXGRID will also be shared on the future platform Spacecollective.org and will be discussed, particularly in the context of the project Polytopia.