Chimera states: Coexistence of coherence and incoherence in networks of coupled oscillators

Mark J. Panaggio, Daniel M. Abrams

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Abstract

A chimera state is a spatio-temporal pattern in a network of identical coupled oscillators in which synchronous and asynchronous oscillation coexist. This state of broken symmetry, which usually coexists with a stable spatially symmetric state, has intrigued the nonlinear dynamics community since its discovery in the early 2000s. Recent experiments have led to increasing interest in the origin and dynamics of these states. Here we review the history of research on chimera states and highlight major advances in understanding their behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberR67
Pages (from-to)R67-R87
JournalNonlinearity
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • chimera state
  • coupled oscillators
  • pattern formation
  • synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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