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Wednesday, October 9, 2006 at 15:15
Room 4.15 in the Physics Building

Thilo Gross, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, USA

Abstract:
Complex networks have recently received much attention in the
physical literature. However, to date most studies focus either
on the dynamics OF networks (e.g. network growth and rewiring)
or on the dynamics ON networks (e.g. opinion formation, epidemics).
Only very recently have these two lines of research been reunited
in the studies of adaptive networks, in which the topology of the
network 'coevolves' with dynamics on the nodes. I will give a brief
overview over the new phenomena that have recently been discovered
in the investigation of adaptive networks. Then, I will present
new approaches to the investigation of adaptive networks and
illustrate their application in an epidemiological model.
The proposed approaches are based on pair-approximations and
coarse-grained multi-scale modeling and analysis. By applying these
techniques the dynamics of a complex adaptive network can be
analyzed directly on an emergent level.

 Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 208701 (2006) 

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