Monday, May 24

Characterization of Spatiotemporal Chaos

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Magpie A/B

Despite the identification of spatiotemporal chaos (STC) in many physical systems, e.g. lasers, fibrillating hearts, convecting fluids, and flame fronts, a theoretical understanding of STC remains elusive. Characterization of the STC state is an essential first step towards the development of a theory. The speakers in this minisymposium will focus on four directions for characterizing STC, including the development of order parameters that distinguish chaotic states, reduced wavelet descriptions of spatiotemporal chaotic partial differential equations, unstable periodic orbit analysis of high-dimensional attractors, and the control and perturbation of spatially extended systems.

Organizer: Scott M. Zoldi
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cancelled 10:00-10:25 Controlling Turbulence by Global Feedbacks
Dorjsuren Battogtokh, Kyoto University, Japan; and Alexander S. Mikhailov, Fritz Haber Institute der MPG, Berlin, Germany
10:00-10:25 NewWindows and the Structure of Parameter Space for High Dimensional Chaotic Maps
Ernest Barreto, George Mason University
10:30-10:55 Characterizations of Natural Patterns
Gemunu H. Gunaratne, University of Houston
11:00-11:25 A Wavelet-Based Investigation of a Spatiotemporally Chaotic System
Ralf W. Wittenburg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; and Philip Holmes, Princeton University
11:30-11:55 Periodic Orbit Analysis of High Dimensional Spatiotemporal Chaos
Scott M. Zoldi, Organizer; and Henry S. Greenside, Duke University
12:00-12:25 Characterization and Control of Spatiotemporal Systems
Nita Parekh, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India; V. Ravi Kumar and B. D. Kulkarni, National Chemical Laboratory, India

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