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Oscillator Networks: Collective Dynamics through Generalized Interactions

Speaker: 
Christian Bick (Oxford)
Date/Time: 
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 16:00
Room: 
W316
Seminar series: 

The function of many real-world systems that consist of interacting oscillatory units depends on their collective dynamics such as synchronization. The Kuramoto model, which has been widely used to study collective dynamics in oscillator networks, assumes that interactions between oscillators is determined by the sine of the differences between pairs of oscillator phases. We show that more general interactions between identical phase oscillators allow for a range of collective effects, ranging from chaotic fluctuations to localized frequency synchrony patterns.