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Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems

  • Eckehard Schöll
  • Sabine H. L. Klapp
  • Philipp Hövel


  • Is written by internationally leading experts in this new emerging field

  • Gives a cutting-edge review of novel innovative application areas: quantum systems, soft matter systems, complex networks

  • Explains control in networks and solid state sciences


Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Theoretical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna Zakharova, Sarah A. M. Loos, Julien Siebert, Aleksandar Gjurchinovski, Jens Christian Claussen, Eckehard Schöll
      Pages 3-23
    3. Philipp Hövel, Judith Lehnert, Anton Selivanov, Alexander Fradkov, Eckehard Schöll
      Pages 47-63
    4. Anup S. Purewal, Bernd Krauskopf, Claire M. Postlethwaite
      Pages 81-103
    5. Isabelle Schneider, Bernold Fiedler
      Pages 105-126
    6. Otti D’Huys, Thomas Jüngling, Wolfgang Kinzel
      Pages 127-145
    7. Wolfram Just, Paul M. Geffert, Anna Zakharova, Eckehard Schöll
      Pages 147-168
    8. Zigang Li, Kongming Guo, Jun Jiang, Ling Hong
      Pages 169-187
    9. Christopher Ryll, Jakob Löber, Steffen Martens, Harald Engel, Fredi Tröltzsch
      Pages 189-210
    10. Mark Curran, Pavel Gurevich, Sergey Tikhomirov
      Pages 211-234
    11. Christian Kuehn
      Pages 253-271
  3. Concepts of Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Clive Emary
      Pages 275-287
    3. Philipp Strasberg, Gernot Schaller, Tobias Brandes
      Pages 289-313
    4. Victor Manuel Bastidas, Iryna Omelchenko, Anna Zakharova, Eckehard Schöll, Tobias Brandes
      Pages 315-336
    5. Lionel Weicker, Lars Keuninckx, Gaetan Friart, Jan Danckaert, Thomas Erneux
      Pages 337-354

About this book


The book summarizes the state-of-the-art of research on control of self-organizing nonlinear systems with contributions from leading international experts in the field. The first focus concerns recent methodological developments including control of networks and of noisy and time-delayed systems. As a second focus, the book features emerging concepts of application including control of quantum systems, soft condensed matter, and biological systems. Special topics reflecting the active research in the field are the analysis and control of chimera states in classical networks and in quantum systems, the mathematical treatment of multiscale systems, the control of colloidal and quantum transport, the control of epidemics and of neural network dynamics.


nonlinear dynamical systems feedback control control of networks control of quantum systems controlf of soft condensed matter control of synchronization in delay-coupled networks controlling oscillations in nonlinear systems reaction-diffusion equations control mechanisms of neuronal network dynamics spatio-temporal self-organized patterns

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckehard Schöll
    • 1
  • Sabine H. L. Klapp
    • 2
  • Philipp Hövel
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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