Chaos in Kuramoto Oscillator Networks

Christian Bick, Mark J. Panaggio, Erik Andreas Martens

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Kuramoto oscillators are widely used to explain collective phenomena in networks of coupled oscillatory units. We show that simple networks of two populations with a generic coupling scheme can exhibit chaotic dynamics as conjectured by Ott and Antonsen [Chaos, 18, 037113 (2008)]. These chaotic mean field dynamics arise universally across network size, from the continuum limit of infinitely many oscillators down to very small networks with just two oscillators per population. Hence, complicated dynamics are expected even in the simplest description of oscillator networks
Original languageEnglish
Article number071102
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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