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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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Research Output 2003 2018

  • 2070 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

laser arrays
broken symmetry

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