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Explosive synchronization models in complex networks

Grant number: 13/24743-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Francisco Aparecido Rodrigues
Grantee:Edmilson Roque dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/24214-2 - A general analysis of synchronization process, BE.EP.IC


Complex Systems are composed by discrete parts that interact in nonlinear way. The analysis of such systems has fundamental importance in the study of brain, society, Internet, World Wide Web and food webs. Recent works have allowed the description of the structure of such systems in a detailed way. Some properties revealed to be universal, including modular structure and high level of heterogeneity in the number of connections. Nowadays, the complex networks researches are concentrated, mainly in determining how topological properties influence dynamical processes. In this project, our goal is analyze how the complex networks organization interfere in the emergence of explosive synchronization. The proposed investigations complement diverse previous works and should help in a better understanding of factors that can cause the emergence of such phenomenon. Such studies will allow a greater understanding of the relation between structure and function in complex systems.