Self-organisation of random oscillators with Levy stable distributions
Paper in proceedings, 2015

A new possibility of self-organized behavior of stochastically driven oscillators is presented. It is shown that synchronization by Levy stable processes is significantly more efficient than that by oscillators with Gaussian statistics. The competition between organization and disorder is studied by considering an external noise with Levy characteristics where oscillation between synchrony and disorder can be found as well as competing self-organized sub-populations. The impact of outlier events from the tail of the distribution function was examined by artificially introducing a few additional oscillators with very strong coupling strengths and it is found that remarkably even one such rare and extreme event may govern the long term behavior of the coupled system.

Levy stable distribution

Stochastic oscillators



Johan Anderson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

Özgür Gürcan

8th CHAOS Conference in Henri Poincaré Institute, Paris France (26-29 May 2015)

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