Center for Nonlinear Dynamics
Research Unit Profile
Research in the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics concerns complex dynamics, instabilities, chaos, and pattern formation in systems driven far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Diverse systems exhibit remarkably similar, sometimes even universal behavior. Studies in the Center of solid, fluid, granular, low-temperature gas, chemical, and biological systems involve laboratory experiments, numerical simulations, and theoretical analyses. Problems currently being examined include instabilities at fluid interfaces, dynamics of fluidized beds, spatial patterns and shock waves in granular flows, pattern formation in chemical reaction-diffusion systems, crack propagation in crystalline and amorphous materials, quantum chaos with ultra-cold atoms, nonlinear dynamics of bose condensates, general methods of laser cooling, viscoelasticity of actin networks, elastic properties of normal and pathological biological cells, and enhancement of neuronal growth.
Web Site: http://chaos.ph.utexas.edu/
Research Unit Affiliated Faculty
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|Brown, Richard||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology||The central theme of my research is cellulose, the most abundant macromolecule on earth. With some 10 11 tons produced and destroyed each year, we need more information on its structure and its …|
|Florin, Ernst-Ludwig||Physics||*Biophysics of single molecules *Complex cellular structures *Membranes|
|Gordon, Vernita||Physics||Adhering biological membranes; Spatial structure in intercellular interactions; and Interactions leading to biofilm formation|
|Marder, Michael||Physics||Theoretical investigations of pattern formation, nonlinear dynamics, especially the dynamics of fracture, phase transitions.|
|Raizen, Mark||Physics||The Raizen Group's experimental research program has focused on the study of the interface between nonlinear dynamics and quantum mechanics, many-body quantum control, quantum transport in …|
|Shubeita, George||Physics||Shubeita’s research centers on integrating biophysical, biochemical and genetic techniques to better understand protein function in the cellular context. His current focus is on molecular …|
|Swinney, Harry||Physics||Nonlinear dynamics, instabilities and pattern formation, chaos, phase transitions.|