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Speaker: Yuri Maistrenko, Institute of Mathematics and the Centre for Medical and Biotechnical Research of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

Title: Chimera states for repulsively coupled phase oscillators * Oberseminar Nichtlineare Dynamik

Time: Mon, Dec 10, 2012, 4pm

Place: bldg 28, room 0.104

Chimera states represent remarkable spatio-temporal patterns in which phase-locked oscillators coexist with drifting ones. It was found about 10 years ago that, surprisingly, they can arise in arrays of coupled identical oscillators without any sign of asymmetry as a manifestation of an internal nonlinear nature of dynamical networks. We discuss the appearance of chimera states for repulsively coupled phase oscillators of the Kuramoto-Sakaguchi type, i.e., when the phase lag parameter α > π/2 and hence the network coupling works against synchronization. We find that chimeras exist in a wide region of the parameter space as a cascade of the states with increasing number of the regions of irregularity - so-called chimera's heads.

We also study the origin of the chimera states and show that they grow from the so-called multi-twisted states. Three typical scenarios of the chimera birth are reported: 1) via saddle-node bifurcation on invariant circle, also known as SNIC or SNIPER, 2) via blue-sky catastrophe, when two periodic orbits – stable and saddle - approach each other creating a saddle-node periodic orbit, and 3) via homoclinic transition, when the unstable manifold comes back crossing the stable manifold of a saddle.

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