Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Harmonicity: Self-Adjusting Systems Avoid Chaos
Speaker: Professor A. Huebler
Speaker Info: U. Illinois, Urbana
Brief Description:
Special Note: Note: unusual location

We study nonlinear dynamical systems where the dynamical variables have a complicated behavior, but order parameter dynamics is linear. In addition we assume a separation of time scales btween the order parameter dynamics and the motion of the dynamical variables. We show that the order parameters are attracted to states where the motion of the dynamical variables is periodic (Harmonicity Paradigm). We discuss experimental applications and relate this paradigm to other complex systems paradigms.

Date: Friday, January 15, 1999
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Tech LR 3
Contact Person: Prof. Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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