Mercoledì 4 ottobre alle ore 16:30 presso l'aula Maxwell del Plesso di Fisica, il prof. Stefano Boccaletti del CNR- Institute of Complex Systems, terrà un seminario dal titolo:
The transition to synchronization of networked systems
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Organizzatore: Prof. Sandro Marcel Wimberger
With the only help of eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the graph's Laplacian matrix, I will
show that the transition to synchronization of a generic networked dynamical system can be
entirely predicted and completely characterized. In particular, the transition is made of a
well-defined sequence of events, each of which corresponds to either the nucleation of one
(or several) cluster(s) of synchronized nodes or to the merging of multiple synchronized
clusters into a single one. The network's nodes involved in each of such clusters can be
exactly identified, and the value of the coupling strength at which such events are taking
place can be rigorously ascertained. I will moreover clarify that the synchronized clusters
are formed by those nodes which are indistinguishable at the eyes of any other network's
vertex, and as such they receive the same dynamical input from the rest of the network.
Therefore, such clusters are more general subsets of nodes than those defined by the
graph's symmetry orbits, and at the same time more specific than those described by the
network's equitable partitions. Finally, I will present large scale simulations which show how
accurate our predictions are in describing the synchronization transition of both synthetic
and real-world large size networks, and even report that the observed sequence of clusters
is preserved in heterogeneous networks made of slightly non identical systems.