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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
incoherence Physics & Astronomy
broken symmetry Physics & Astronomy
mathematical models Physics & Astronomy
Theoretical Models Medicine & Life Sciences
synchronism Physics & Astronomy
Oscillation Mathematics

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Research Output 2003 2018

  • 1944 Citations
  • 28 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

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

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
20 Citations

Basins of attraction for chimera states

Martens, E. A., Panaggio, M. J. & Abrams, D. M. Feb 18 2016 In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 2, 022002

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

broken symmetry