Monday, May 24

Networks of Oscillators

3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom II

Networks of nonlinear oscillators arise in many branches of science and engineering. They also pose fascinating mathematical problems that link dynamical systems theory to statistical mechanics, graph theory, and distributed computation. This minisymposium surveys recent developments in oscillator networks. The topics run the gamut from traditional with a twist (new bifurcation scenario in injection-locked lasers), to cutting-edge contemporary (phase locking and signal encoding in neural nets), to offbeat (why "six degrees of separation" may be much more than a curiosity of social networks).

Organizer: Steven H. Strogatz
Cornell University, NY
Paul C. Bressloff
Loughborough University, United Kingdom

3:00-3:25 Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators with Delays
Paul C. Bressloff, Organizer
3:30-3:55 Population Coding and Noise Shaping in Spiking Neurons
Carson C. Chow, University of Pittsburgh
4:00-4:25 Dynamics of a Solid-State Laser with Injection
Steven H Strogatz, Organizer
4:30-4:55 Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and Randomness
Duncan J Watts, The Santa Fe Institute

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