The paper presents some results related to the approaches used to identify possible connections between aspects of creativity in science and technology and old cultural topics and paradigms. The analysis is performed for some specific cases for nuclear physics and nuclear energy issues considered of interest in the Romanian environment. Five cases were analyzed. The evaluation method is based on some previous results proposed by the author in order to illustrate the identified, in a systematic manner, connections between creativity in science and technology and old cultural framework. By using the proposed method, a set of connections was identified for the chosen cases. The approach was tested for some specific cases, but it is expected that it may be applied to other examples as well.
This paper presents an attempt to explain and to make predictions on the change process in the physics’ models. One important goal of the search for such an attempt is to develop an approach that is able to have a certain degree of predictability of at least the direction in which the models will change, assuming that in general it is possible to have an answer to the question, whether this change process has a certain rhythmicity and follows some patterns, or it is a totally chaotic one. The paradigmatic approach of Kuhn on changes in science was one of the starting points for this search, and the use of topological aspects to describe models in physics was a starting point of the search for the approach. By using notions of categories and of syzygies from mathematics, a new approach is proposed to evaluate the direction of changes in science and technology, with an example from the nuclear physics and technology.