Change in Publication Frequency in 2015
Starting in January 2015, Chaos will publish 12 monthly online issues, which will be collated into 4 quarterly print issues (January–March, April-June, July-September, and October-December). The quarterly print issue will contain all papers published online in that quarter. This change will facilitate expanded discoverability of the contents via monthly Table of Contents and indexing in the Web of Science and other indexing archival services in a timely manner.
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2014 Fields Medals:
- Martin Hairer is awarded a Fields Medal for his outstanding contributions to the theory of stochastic partial differential equations, and in particular for the creation of a theory of regularity structures for such equations.
- Maryam Mirzakhani is awarded the Fields Medal for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces.
- Artur Avila is awarded a Fields Medal for his profound contributions to dynamical systems theory, which have changed the face of the field, using the powerful idea of renormalization as a unifying principle.
- Manjul Bhargava is awarded a Fields Medal for developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves.
Chaos-theory pioneer nabs Abel Prize
Yakov Sinai has developed fundamental tools for the study of unpredictable phenomena.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2014 Abel Prize to Russian-born mathematical physicist Yakov Sinai of Princeton University in New Jersey. The award cites his “fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics”.
Nature | Breaking News
26 March 2014
Publications from Yakov Sinai in AIP Publishing journals:
Self-similarity and renormalization in chaotic dynamics
Yakov Pesin, Michael Shlesinger, Yakov Sinai and George Zaslavsky
Chaos 7, 1 (1997); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.166235
Singularities of complex-valued solutions of the two-dimensional Burgers system
Dong Li and Yakov G. Sinai
J. Math. Phys. 51, 015205 (2010); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3276099
Chaos Remains an Acknowledged Leader in Nonlinear Science
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Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science sees a 5% increase in impact factor in 2012.
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Articles in the News
Nonlinear response in runoff magnitude to fluctuating rain patterns
R. Curtu and M. Fonley
Chaos 24,036409 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4913200
Press release: 03/10/2015
Predicting the Extent of Flash Flooding
Devastating flooding, such as Iowa's flood of 2008, motivated a team of researchers to analyze a hydrologic model with the potential to predict the extent of flooding based on predicted rain patterns
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2015 -- Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa's Flood of 2008 -- which swamped many Iowa communities, along with ten square miles of Cedar Rapids -- are notoriously difficult to predict.
Dynamical glucometry: Use of multiscale entropy analysis in diabetes
Madalena D. Costa, Teresa Henriques, Medha N. Munshi, Alissa R. Segal, and Ary L. Goldberger
Chaos 24, 033139 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4894537
Press release: 09/23/2014
Diabetes: Complexity Lost
"Dynamical glucometry," a novel way of looking at information hidden in blood sugar readings, may uncover fundamental new ways of understanding diabetes and its treatment
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 23, 2014 -- For millions of people in the United States living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, measuring the daily rise and fall of blood glucose (sugar) is a way of life.
How well-connected is the surface of the global ocean?
Gary Froyland, Robyn M. Stuart and Erik van Sebille
Chaos 24, 033126 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4892530
Press release: 09/02/2014
Giant Garbage Patches Help Redefine Ocean Boundaries
WASHINGTON D.C., September 2, 2014 -- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of environmental concern between Hawaii and California where the ocean surface is marred by scattered pieces of plastic, which outweigh plankton in that part of the ocean and pose risks to fish, turtles and birds that eat the trash. Scientists believe the garbage patch is but one of at least five, each located in the center of large, circular ocean currents called gyres that suck in and trap floating debris.
Detecting chaos in particle accelerators through the frequency map analysis method
Chaos 24, 024412 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4884495
Press release: 06/30/2014
Reigning in Chaos in Particle Colliders Yields Big Results
WASHINGTON D.C., June 30, 2014 -- When beams with trillions of particles go zipping around at near light speed, there’s bound to be some chaos. Limiting that chaos in particle colliders is crucial for the groundbreaking results such experiments are designed to deliver.
Does size matter?
B. A. Carreras, D. E. Newman, Ian Dobson
Chaos 24, 023104 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4868393
Press Release: 4/7/2014
Is the Power Grid too Big?
Right-sizing the grid could reduce blackout risk, according to new analysis in the journal 'Chaos'
Some 90 years ago, British polymath J.B.S. Haldane proposed that for every animal there is an optimal size -- one which allows it to make best use of its environment and the physical laws that govern its activities, whether hiding, hunting, hoofing or hibernating. Today, three researchers are asking whether there is a "right" size another type of huge beast: the U.S. power grid.
Opinion Formation on Social Media: An Empirical Approach
Fei Xiong and Yun Liu
Chaos 24, 013130 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4866011
Press release: 03/11/2014
How Twitter Shapes Public Opinion
Dominant, Majority Viewpoints Emerge Quickly on Twitter and, Once Stabilized, Become Difficult to Change -- According to New Study in the Journal CHAOS
WASHINGTON D.C., March 11, 2014 -- How exactly does Twitter, with its 241 million users tweeting out 500 million messages daily, shape public opinion?