Without Bounds: A Scientific Canvas of Nonlinearity and Complex Dynamics

ISBN: 978-3-642-34069-7 (Print) 978-3-642-34070-3 (Online)

Table of contents (56 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Personal Reminiscences

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      Pages 1-1

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      M.G. Velarde: Succint Biography. Doing Science in Spain as a Maverick

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      Pages 7-9

      M.G. Velarde: Highlights of Research Achievements

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      Pages 11-28

      Gallery of Portraits and Other Pictures

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      Pages 29-38

      Thirteen Years of Collaboration with Manuel on Complexity in Biorobotics and Brain Science

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      Pages 39-42

      My Relation with Professor Manuel G. Velarde

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      Pages 43-44

      My Scientific and Personal Relation with Manuel G. Velarde

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      Pages 45-46

      Manolo García Velarde: Three Relevant Traits of His Multifaceted Persona

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      Pages 47-47

      Reminiscences from an Expatriate Scientist

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      Pages 49-51

      An Extraordinary Year of My Life

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      Pages 53-54

      Reminiscence of My Time in Manuel’s Group at the Instituto Pluridisciplinar

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      Pages 55-58

      My Year with Manuel

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      Pages 59-61

      Our Adventure with Manuel

  3. Scientific Contributions: Flows, Instabilities and Convective Patterns

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      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-70

      A Peculiar Observation Arising from the Stokes Approximation in Certain Closed Flows

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      Pages 71-93

      Influence of Periodic and Quasi-periodic Gravitational Modulation on Convective Instability of Reaction Fronts in Porous Media

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      Pages 95-104

      Genesis of Bénard–Marangoni Patterns in Thin Liquid Films Drying into Air

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      Pages 105-121

      Pattern Formation Emerging from Stationary Solutal Marangoni Instability: A Roadmap Through the Underlying Hierarchic Structures

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      Pages 123-131

      Observation of the Thermocapillary Motion of a Droplet in a Laser Beam

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      Pages 133-143

      Influence of Heat Flux Modulation on Thermocapillary Instability in a Binary Mixture with the Soret Effect

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      Pages 145-153

      Onset of Stationary Flows of a Cohesive Granular Material in a Channel

  4. Scientific Contributions: Interfacial Phenomena, Wetting and Spreading Problems

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      Pages 155-155

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      Pages 157-182

      Thermography Applied to Interfacial Phenomena, Potentials and Pitfalls

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