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Research Interests

Nonlinear dynamics; physics of social systems; mathematical geoscience; pattern formation; coupled oscillators; synchronization; chimera states

Education/Academic qualification

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, PhD, Cornell University

… → 2006

Applied Physics, BS, California Institute of Technology

… → 2000


  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Physics of social systems
  • Mathematical geoscience
  • Pattern formation
  • Coupled oscillators
  • Synchronization
  • Chimera states

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oscillators Physics & Astronomy
Coupled Oscillators Mathematics
synchronism Physics & Astronomy
broken symmetry Physics & Astronomy
incoherence Physics & Astronomy
Theoretical Models Medicine & Life Sciences
Oscillation Mathematics
saddles Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2003 2018

  • 2014 Citations
  • 29 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Other contribution

Next steps for modelling the evolution of ornamental signals

Clifton, S. M., Braun, R. I. & Abrams, D. M., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Behaviour.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sexual selection
mathematical models

The tipping point: A mathematical model for the profit-driven abandonment of restaurant tipping

Clifton, S. M., Herbers, E., Chen, J. & Abrams, D. M., Feb 1 2018, In : Chaos. 28, 2, 023109

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mathematical models
Mathematical Model
Mathematical models
1 Citations

Connecting the Kuramoto Model and the Chimera State

Kotwal, T., Jiang, X. & Abrams, D. M., Dec 29 2017, In : Physical Review Letters. 119, 26, 264101

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

chemical analysis
laser arrays
Chemical analysis

Hybrid Statistical and Mechanistic Mathematical Model Guides Mobile Health Intervention for Chronic Pain

Clifton, S. M., Kang, C., Li, J. J., Long, Q., Shah, N. & Abrams, D. M., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Computational Biology. 24, 7, p. 675-688 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Theoretical Models
1 Citations

The statistical mechanics of human weight change

Lang, J. C., De Sterck, H. & Abrams, D. M., Dec 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 12, e0189795

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Statistical mechanics
body mass index
Body Mass Index