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2017-06-21: Classic Paper

Our paper on the adaptive SIS model was identified by google as a classic in nonlinear science. The google classics are the 10 most impactful paper in a year in a given field.

2017-05-24: Thanks to three great spekers

Mark Fricker, Ernesto Estrada, and Dirk Brockmann were the speakers for the launch symposium of our new collective dynamics group. Thanks again for the fantastic talks.

2017-05-24: Brainground Blog

Thilo was invited to write the first post on the new "brainground" blog: Here it is https://brainground.com/the-never-3-rule-8477bce2d40

2017-04-03: Invited Talk At DPG Spring Meeting

Thilo had an invited talk at the Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society

2017-04-03: Growing Adaptive Networks

Güven's paper on growing adaptive networks has appeared in Scientific Reports.

2017-04-03: Congratulations

BioND congratulates former PhD student Güven Demirel on his Lectureship position at the University of Essex.

2017-01-22: Maths and the City workshop

On thursday we organized the EPSRC Encore Network+ workshop "Maths and the City". The event was much fun with invited speakers Diego Rybski, Marc Barthelemy, and Rui Carvalho.

2017-01-10: Paper accepted: Growing Adaptive Networks

Our paper with Güven Demirel on epidemics in a growing networks has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.

2017-01-10: Supply Nets Workshop

We are organizing a workshop on supply networks in Edinburgh this week.

2016-11-03: EPSRC Peer Review College

Thilo has joined the EPSRC Peer Review College

2016-11-03: News & Views in Nature Physics

We published a News and Views piece in nature physics

2016-10-28: New preprint: Master Stability for Multilayer Networks

It turns our some multilayer networks behave exactly like reaction-diffusion equations in space.

2016-09-07: Paper accepted: Signature stability criteria

This paper was a result of a collaboration with Stefano Boccaletti, and the lab of Stefan Siegmund.

2016-09-07: News & Views

Thilo just finished a News & Views piece for Nature Physics. Watch this space.

2016-09-02: Paper Published: Network Inoculation

Our paper with Tim Rogers from Bath has been accepted for publication in Chaos.

2016-08-11: Paper accepted: Adaptive Networks in Swarming System

Our paper with Li Chen and Cristian Huepe was accepted for publication in PRE.

2016-08-11: Warning Signs in Server Ecology

We got another project accepted that focuses on transferring ecological ideas to IT infrastructure.

2016-08-11: Paper published: Adaptive temporal networks

It is a busy day today: Our joint paper with Takaaki Aoki and Luis Rocha has appeared.

2016-07-19: Skyline

We got an Encore Network+ grant to explore cities. More about this soon!

2016-04-20: CONGRATULATIONS !

Holly Silk has passed her PhD viva with minor corrections today!

2016-04-12: New preprint: Network Inoculation

Hui has just finished a new preprint from a collaboration with Tim Rogers at the University of Bath. We describe a new phenomenon in epidemics: Network inoculation.

2016-04-04: Paper accepted: Adaptive Temporal networks

Our paper from a collaboration with Takaaki Aoki and Luis Rocha was accepted for publication in Physical Review E

2016-03-14: Paper accepted: Binary Metacommunity Model

Philipp Gramlich's paper, a result of a collaboration with Barbara Drossel's lab n Darmstadt has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Theoretical Biology

2016-01-26: New paper submitted: Supply Network Dynamics

We worked through the weekend to get our supply network paper in before the deadline, but the result is worth it. Cant wait to see what the reviewers say.

2016-01-22: Paper Accepted: Meta Foodwebs

Edmund's paper on the degree distribution of meta food webs has been accepted for publication in Physical Review E

2016-01-08: Paper published: Metapopulations

Our paper on generalized modelling of Metapopulations has now appeared in the Journal of Theoretical Biology.

2015-12-17: Farewell to Hui!

Today we are having a farewell party for Hui Yang. After 2 years in Bristol Hui is returning to China to finish her PhD. We continue collaborating and hope that she will visit us again soon!

2015-11-06: New preprint: Design of self-organising networks

A preprint of Holly's new paper can now be found in the preprints section.

2015-10-02: Paper Submitted: Structural and temeporal heterogeneities in temporal networks

We just submitted a nice manuscript from a collaboration with Takaaki Aoki, and Luis Rocha.

2015-09-23: On the Air today

Thilo is being interviewed today by London-based Radio Wolfgang

2015-09-17: In the news ...

We are presently receiving very nice media coverage. The new Science paper is described in a Perspective paper in Science and American Scientist have made a short video about some findings of our recent PNAS paper.

2015-08-26: Visit: Güven Demirel

We are very happy to have Güven Demirel visiting this week. Güven is a former group member and is presently a PostDoc in Nottingham.

2015-08-21: Two Papers published today

Today two of our papers were published. The first, in Scientific Reports, is from a collaboaration with Christian Kühn and describes a new type of early warning signal for critical transitions, the second, published in Science, is the result of a larger collaborative project and proposed a new modelling approach for ecological systems.

2015-08-03: Paper submitted: Meta food webs

We submitted a new paper as the result of a collaboration with researchers at Darmstadt university.

2015-08-03: New group member

Undergraduate engineer Max Champneys will be joining the group as an intern for 5 weeks in August and September.

2015-07-30: New preprint: Swarming networks

We just submitted a new preprint on adaptive network model for swarms. This is from a project with Li Chen and Cristian Huepe.

2015-07-28: Paper published: Protein damage segregation

Our paper with Stephen Lade and Iva Tolic on segregation of damaged proteins is about to appear.

2015-07-22: Paper accepted: Epidemic thresholds in heterogeneous adaptive networks

Hui's paper on epidemic thresholds in heterogeneous adaptive networks was accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.

2015-05-12: Paper accepted: Damage Segregation

Our second paper on damage segregation in cells has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Theoretical Biology.

2015-05-12: Congrats to Outgoing Students

Recently Lemon Deng, Emma Durrant, Lucinda Chambers, Yasen Polihronov, and Amir Kalhor have submitted their Bachellor and Master theses. Great Job! It was fun working with all of you.

2015-04-29: Paper accepted: Early Warning Signs

Our paper on Early Warning Signs for Saddle-Escape transitions has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.

2015-03-29: Best of BCfm

Thilo's recent Radio interview mad it into the Best of BCfm show.

2015-03-06: On the air today

Thilo appeared in a liffe radio interview on BCfm this morning.

2015-03-03: Paper submitted: Heterogeneous Epidemics.

Hui's paper on epidemics in heterogeneous networks of heterogeneous nodes has been submitted.

2015-01-13: Paper accepted: Mesoscale structures in Random Geometric Graphs

Our paper with Kevin Bassler and Amy Nyberg on Mesoscale Structures in Random Geometric Graphs and their impact on Laplacian Spectra has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Complex Networks.

2015-01-06: Bristol Bridge Walk

My Bridge Walk received coverage in the Journal of the Bristol Civic Society :) Late last year a chapter on the walk has appeared in the book "50 visions of Mathematics".

2014-10-13: Info-graphic on Egyptian Food Webs paper

A nice info-graphic on our Egyptian Food Webs papers has appeared in the leading Brazilian newspaper Estadao. It can be found here http://infograficos.estadao.com.br/public/cidades/extincoes-egito/

2014-10-02: Paper published: Criticality in the Brain

Our review on criticality in the brain has appeared in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

2014-10-01: Paper published: Triple Jump

Holly's paper on the triple jump method for network analysis has been published in the New Journal of Physics

2014-09-24: Egypt coverage

Our work on Egyptian Food webs is getting great coverage including commentaries in Science and Nature

2014-09-23: Paper published: Egyptian Foodwebs

This was a fantastic project: Studying the stability and composition of mamalian food webs in ancient Egypt. Its good to see the paper finally published.

2014-08-15: Paper accepted: Egyptian Foodwebs

Our paper with Justin Yeakel has been accepted for publication in PNAS.

2014-08-12: Paper accepted: Triple Jump

Holly's paper about the triple jump approach to adaptive networks has been accepted for publicaton in NJP

2014-07-14: New group member: Marcin Gorny

Marcin is a Bristol undergrad who has won a faculty award for excellent achievement. This award will allow him to do research work over summer, and he has chosen our lab to do so.

2014-06-18: Paper published: Protein aggregation and aging in yeast.

Our new paper with Iva Tolic's lab has appeared in PloS Biology.

2014-05-29: And, another book chapter ...

... has appeared in Criticality in Neural systems.

2014-05-21: 50 Visions of Mathematics

Thilo has written a book chapter for '50 visions of mathematics' a highly entertaining popular book.

2014-05-17: New group member: Virginia Dominguez

Virginia joins us for three months to work on food web stability.

2014-05-06: Paper accepted: Damage segregation in Yeast Cells

Our paper with Steven Lade and Iva Tolic's lab on damage and aging in Yeast has been accepted for publication in PLoS Biology.

2014-02-14: Adaptive Networks as Walmart

Thanks to Hiroki Sayama for pointing out that our joint book "Adaptive Networks" seems to be available at Walmart ...

2014-01-16: New Group Member: Hui Yang

Hui Yang has joined our group to work on discrete-state adaptive networks.

2014-01-16: Paper published: Moment Closure Approximations

Güven's comprehensive review of moment-closure approximations has appeared in Physica D.

2013-11-21: Media coverage of Miguels paper

Our paper with Miguel Coelho has been covered in Science, Current Biology and F1000 Biology

2013-11-21: Article published: Food web responses to perturbations

Helge's paper on prediction of dynamical responses of complex food webs has appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

2013-10-08: Paper accepted: Foodweb responses to perturbations

Helge's paper on predicting the response of food webs to perturbations has been accepted for publication in Proceedings B.

2013-09-04: Paper published: Meso-scale obstructions to syncronization

The paper from our collaboration with Stefan Siegmunds lab has now appeared in Physica D.

2013-08-24: Paper accepted: Consensus times

Our paper with Tim Rogers from Bath has been accepted for publication asa rapid communication in PRE.

2013-08-19: Paper published: Amplitude Death

Johannes' paper on amplitude death in delay-coupled delay networks has appeared in the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A. The paper is the result of our continued collaboration with Gautam Sethia.

2013-08-09: Foodwebs in the news

Our new manuscript with Justin Yeakel, which is not even submitted yet, already made it into nature, but only into the news section so far.

2013-07-23: Paper accepted: Selective aging fission yeast

After (literally) years of work, our joint paper with Iva Tolic's lab on aging in fission yeast was finally accepted for publication in Current Biology.

2013-07-07: Paper accepted: Voter models

Güvens voter model semi-review has now been accepted for publication in Physica D

2013-06-30: People coming and going

Pawel Romanczuk is leaving MPI PKS after a very productive time and also Gesa has left the institute after successfully finishing her PhD. But life will stay interesting with 4 new master students, a PhD student and visitors arriving soon in Bristol.

2013-06-24: Paper accepted: Shared rewarding

A joint paper with Xiaojie Chen and Ulf Dieckmann was just accepted for publication in JTB.

2013-05-30: Paper accepted: Mesoscale Obstructions

Jeremias' Epperleins paper on mesoscale obstructions for stability has now been accepted for publication in Physica D.

2013-05-27: Article published: Critical transitions

Christian's article on critical transitions has appeared in the Journal of Nonlinear Science

2013-05-20: New Preprint: Metapopulation stability

Eric's paper on metapopulation stability is now available in the preprints section.

2013-05-14: Congratulations to Güven

Today Güven successfully defended his PhD thesis!

2013-04-18: New Preprint: Consensus time and Conformity

We have a new preprint online on computing consensus time in the adaptive voter model with a variable degree of conformity.

2013-04-15: Adaptive Networks at NetSci

Together wiith Hiroki Sayama, Thilo is involved in the organization of the minisymposium on State-Topology Coevolution in Adaptive Networks (link)

2013-03-07: Helge's paper on symmetries in food webs has been included in NJP's Best of 2012!

2013-03-01: Bristol Bridge Problem solved

Thilo is in the news with his solution of the Bristol Bridge problem: (link)

2013-02-22: New Preprint: Food web perturbations

We have finally submitted Helge's paper on the prediction and predictability of perturbations of food webs

2013-02-13: New Preprint: Triple Jump Approach

In Holly's first paper we solve a heterogeneous moment expansion for the voter model :)

2013-02-08: New Group Member: Tim Grundy

Tim Grundy has recently joined the group to work on emergence in complex systems.

2013-01-13: Paper published: Neural Criticality

Felix's paper on an analytical model for self-organized criticality has now appeared in JRS Interface.

2013-01-04: Paper accepted: Generative network automata

Hiroki's paper on modelling systems with adaptive networks has been accepted for publication in Computers and Mathematics with Applications.

2013-01-03: Paper published: Nonlocal Generalized Models

Christian K.'s paper on generalized models with nonstationary dynamics has appeared in DCDS-B.

2012-12-21: New preprint online: Metacommunity persistence

Gesa's new manuscript on the presistence of complex food webs in meta-communities is now online.

2012-12-03: Paper accepted: Amplitude Death

Johannes' paper on amplitude death has been accepted for publication in the Philopsophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

2012-11-28: Paper published: Meso-scale structures

Ly's paper on designing mesoscale structures with distinct impacts on network dynamics has been published in NJP.

2012-11-08: Paper accepted: Largenet2

Gerd's paper on the largenet2 simulation software has been accepted for publication in Bioinformatics.

2012-11-06: New Book: Self-organization in continuous adaptive networks

An extended version of Ly's thesis has been published as a monograph by River.

2012-11-05: New preprint online: Moment-Closure Approximation

Güven's paper on the moment closure approximation is finally online. It contains a detailed assement and full calculations for all commonly used approximations.

2012-10-25: Paper accepted: Meso-scale motifs

Our paper on meso-scale motifs with distinct dynamical implications has been accepted for publication in NJP.

2012-10-16: Paper published: Mesoscale Symmetires in Food Webs

Helge's paper on mesoscale symmetries in food webs appeared in NJP today.

2012-10-11: Paper accepted: Critical transitions

Christian Kühns foundational 65-page (!!!) paper on critical transitions has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nonlinear Science.

2012-10-09: New preprint online: Amplitude Death

Johannes' 'last' paper discusses amplitude death in delay-coupled delay oscillators.

2012-09-13: New preprint online: Epidemics in growing populations

Güvens new paper is now submitted. In the manuscript we report the absence of epidemic thresholds in growing networks with degree distributions of finite variance.

2012-09-12: Paper accepted: Food web symmetries

Helge's paper on meso-scale symmetries in food webs has been accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics.

2012-09-12: Paper published: Neural Criticality

Felix's model of neural criticalioty has just appeared in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

2012-09-12: Paper published: Modelling adaptive networks

Gerd's PhD thesis has appeared as a special issue of the European Physical Journal - Special Topics. (congratulations!)

2012-09-03: Paper accepted: Nonlocal Generalized Models

Christian's paper on local generalized models has been accepted for publication in DCDS B.

2012-08-28: Paper accepted: Neural Criticality

Felix's analytical model for self-organized criticality in the brain has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

2012-08-06: CONGRATULATIONS to Charo

Charo has accepted a position as Lecturer at Warwick. Congratulations!

2012-08-01: New book chapter: Homoclinic cooperation

A new book chapter appeared that is based on Gerd's cooperation model.

2012-07-30: New Visitors: Hiroki, Jeff, and Ben

Hiroki Sayama and his crew form Binghampton University are visiting the Bristol part of the lab.

2012-07-25: New preprint online: Signature stability analysis

A new preprint by Ly is now online that extends the results from our recent PRL on analytical stability criteria on the mesoscale.

2012-07-24: New book chapter

A chapter on generalized modelling has appeared in New Frontiers of Network Analysis in Systems Biology by Avi Ma'ayan and Benjamin MacArthur.

2012-07-23: Two new group members

Jacob Hopkins and Michael Worden joined us today for summer placements.

2012-07-18: New preprint online: Largenet

A preprint of a short publication describing Gerd's famous Largenet2 library is now available in the preprint section.

2012-07-18: New preprint online: Meso-scale obstructions to stability

... and another one: Just put a preprint from a collaboration with Stefan Siegmund's lab online. This paper rigorously proves the results from our recent PRL.

2012-07-09: New preprint online: Meso-scale motifs

We just submitted a new paper in which we show that some meso-scale motifs have implications that are independed of the structure of the embedding network. The manuscript can be found in the preprint section.

2012-07-08: CONGRATULATIONS to Johannes

On Friday Johannes Höfener successfully defended his thesis. He is now heading of to a career in software industry.

2012-07-04: People - coming and going

With the end of the academic year in the UK there is now quite some turnover in the group. Li Xie has completed her Bachelor degree, Nicole Whippey leaves us after finishing the first project for her PhD, and Eric Tromeur is headed back to france after a very productive stay. At the same time Patrick McGovern has joined the lab in Bristol for a PhD project and Cristian Huepe is back for a month in Dresden.

2012-06-20: Paper published: Multistate Fragmentation

Gesa's paper on fragmentation transitions in the adaptive multi-state voter model has appeared in PRE.

2012-05-30: Paper accepted: Multistate Fragmentation

Gesa's paper on fragmentation transitions in multi-state voter models has now been accepted for publication in Physical Review E.

2012-05-29: New preprint online: Meso-scale symmeties in food webs

Helge's paper on the dynamical implications of meso-scale symmetries is now available in the preprint area.

2012-05-15: CONGRATULATIONS to Gerd

Gerd Zschaler has successfully defended his PhD thesis today.

2012-05-09: Paper published: Graphical stability conditions

Ly's paper on graphical stability conditions has just been published in PRL.

2012-05-04: Paper published: Generalized modelling

Christian K's paper on mathematical foundations of generalized modelling has appeared in the IMA Journal of Mathematics.

2012-04-26: We on Maddowblog

Coverage on Gerd's paper on early fragmentation appeared two days ago on the Maddow Blog (the Blog of the Rachel Maddow show, MNSBC's prime time news show).

2012-04-19: Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Kevin Bassler

In two weeks Kevin Bassler will be visiting the Bristol part of the group as Benjamin Meaker visiting professor.

2012-04-17: Paper published: Early Fragmentation

Gerd's paper on early fragmentation in the directed voter model has been published in Physical Review E.

2012-04-05: Paper accepted: Early fragmentation

Gerd's paper on early fragmentation has just been accepted for publication in Physical Review E.

2012-03-23: New preprint online: Analytical investigation of self-organized criticality in neural networks

Felix's paper on an analyticallly tractable model for neural SOC is now available in the preprint section.

2012-03-23: Swarming Network in the NJP Highlights of 2011

Our adaptive networks approach to swarming made it into NJP's highlights of 2011. :o)

2012-03-08: Paper accepted: Generalized Modeling

Christian K's paper on the mathematical foundations of generalized modelling has been accepted for publication in the IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics.

2012-03-05: Paper published: Collaboration Games

Our paper on fairness in a continuous collaboration game appeared today.

2012-03-05: Paper accepted: Topological stability criteria

Ly's paper on the derivation of topological stability criteria has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.

2012-02-29: Paper accepted: Fairness in a model of adaptive weighted collaboration networks

Ly's paper on fairness in evolving collaboration networks has just been accepted for publication in Games.

2012-02-12: Paper published: Directed graph sampling

Charo's paper on sampling deirected graphs has appeared in the New Journal of Phyiscs.

2012-02-03: Paper published: Early warning signs

Steve's paper on early warning signals appearead yesterday in PLoS CB.

2012-01-26: New preprint online: Fragmentations in multi-state opinion formation

Gesa's new paper on fragmentation transitions in voter-like models with an arbitrary number of states is now available in the preprint area.

2012-01-24: Musical Performance

Ly has the honor of singing at the funeral of a founder of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

2012-01-23: Paper accepted: Multiscale Seizures

Christian's and Christian's paper on epileptic seizures has been accepted for publication in PLoS One.

2012-01-23: New preprint online: Fairness in self-organized collaboration networks

Ly's new paper on fairness in the continuous multi-player snowdrift game is now available in the preprint area.

2012-01-17: Paper accepted: Directed Graph Sampling

Charo's paper on directed graph sampling has been accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics.

2012-01-06: Paper published: Failure of self-organized criticality in seizures

Today Chris' paper on the failure of adaptive self-organized criticality in epileptic seizure attacks has been published. Thats our first publication in 2012.

2011-12-16: Paper published: Democracy by ignorance

Our new Science paper with Iain Couzin and collaborators has appeared today.

2011-12-16: Paper published: Mulriplayer Rock-Paper-Scissors Game

Güven's publication count made quite a jump today, as besides the Science paper on which he is a coauthor, also his work on Rock-Paper-Scissors games has appeared today.

2011-12-12: Note in Journal of Mathematics and Industry

A note on generalized modeling was just published in the Journal of Mathematics and Industry.

2011-12-10: Paper accepted: Warning Signs

Steve's paper on early warning signs for critical transitions has been accepted for publication in PLoS Computational Biology.

2011-11-18: CONGRATULATIONS to Martin

Yesterday Martin Zumsande succesfully defended his PhD. The head of the commision mentioned he was impressed by the very positive reports on the thesis.

2011-11-07: New Visitor: Hannah Bos

Starting from today Hannah Bos from Berlin is visitijng the Bristol part of the group.

2011-11-07: CONGRATULATIONS to Helge

Helge has received a fellowship from the German National Merit Scholarship Organization (Studienstiftung).

2011-11-04: New Science Paper!

Güvens work on an extension of Gerd's network model for swarms has been accepted for publication in Science. The work is the outcome of a collaboration with Iain Couzin and many other good people (mostly in Princeton).

2011-11-04: Paper appeared: Multi-mode oscillations

Christian K's new paper on multi-mode oscillations has appeared in Chaos and made it straight into the monthly top-20 most-downloaded papers.

2011-11-01: Paper published: Knights and Knaves

Charo's paper on emergent bipartiteness in a network knights-and-knaves game has just appeared in the New Journal of Physics.

2011-10-18: Paper published: Graphicality transitions

Charo's paper on graphicality transitions has now been published in PRL. The paper has also been reviewed in a viewpoint paper in Physics by Sitabhra Sinha and has been recommended by the editors.

2011-10-11: New Group Member: Thore Posske

Yesterday Thore Posske from the University of Würzburg joined us in Bristol - he is the third member of the Bristol half of the group.

2011-10-07: New preprint online: Early Fragmentation

Gerd's new paper shows that formation of self-referential structures can nucleate social fragmentaion in opinion formation processes.

2011-10-05: Paper accepted: Knights and Knaves

Charo's paper on knights-and-knaves puzzles has now been accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics.

2011-09-26: New preprint online: Directed graph sampling

A new preprint shows how to apply Charo's graph sampling algorithm to directed graphs.

2011-09-13: Intraguild predation recommended on F1000 Biology

Stefano Allesina has recommended our joint paper with Justin Yeakel on F1000 Biology.

2011-09-12: Paper accepted: Graphicality Transitions

Today we celebrate the acceptance of Charo's paper on graphicality transitions for publication in PRL.

2011-08-22: New group member: Li Chen

Last week Li Chen arrived from China, he will be working on oscillations and other topics in complex systems research.

2011-08-12: Publication in Physics

This month's issue of 'Physics' contains a viewpoint article by Thilo. The viewpoint highlights a recent work from Barbara Drossel's lab, in which generalized modeling was used to study glycolysis. A preprint is available in the 'other publications' section.

2011-08-09: New preprint online: Knights and Knaves

In Charo's new preprint we propose an analytically tractable toy model for a discontinous phase transition in networks.

2011-07-29: 4th Birthday

Yesterday the BioND group celebrated its fourth birthday with a group football match and subsequent social meeting at Paul Rackwitz. In summary, we had a very good time. Thanks again to the organizers for the event and all group members for the great time we spent together.

2011-07-27: Paper published: Delay Networks

Johannes's work on delay-coupled networks of delay oscillators has appeared in EPL.

2011-07-24: Media Coverage: Swarm Networks

Our publication on adaptive networks in swarm is receiving considerable media attention, including coverage in Focus Online, one of the biggest German news sites.

2011-07-23: New Visitor: Hiroki Sayama

Today Hiroki is coming back to Dresden, this time accompanied by two of his students.

2011-07-20: New preprint online: Critical Transitions

Another preprint on critical transitions: Steve's paper on detecting critical transitions with generalized models is now availalble in the preprint section.

2011-07-17: New Visitors: Kevin Bassler, Ayana Martins, Nadeem Bashir, and Armin Schöch

We have a bunch of new Visitors: Professor Kevin Bassler joined us already three weeks ago, Nadeem and Ayana arrived last week (from opposite ends of the world) and tomorrow Armin Schöch form Cambridge is starting as well.

2011-07-15: Paper published: Swarm networks

Our paper on adaptive-network models for swarm dynamics has just appeared in the New Journal of Physics and already attracted some media attention.

2011-07-06: Paper accepted: Multi-mode oscillations

Christian's paper on multi-mode oscillations has been accepted for publication in Chaos.

2011-06-30: Paper accepted: Delay Networks

Johannes' paper on the stability of delay coupled delay oscillators has just been accepted for publication in EPL.

2011-06-28: New preprint online: Graphicality transitions

A preprint of Charo's latest paper is now online. The paper shows that all scale-free networks must be sparse.

2011-06-23: Paper accepted: Swarm networks

Our paper on Adaptive Network models for swarms has just been accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics.

2011-05-29: New preprint online: Failure of aSOC during epileptic seizures

A new preprint of Chris Meisel is now online. The paper (experimentally) demonstrates the failure of adaptive self-organized criticality during epileptic seizure attacks.

2011-05-19: New preprint online: Nonlocal generalized models

Christan Kuehn's paper on the analysis of nonlocal generalized models is now available in the preprint section.

2011-05-02: New Visitor: Cristian Huepe

Cristian Huepe from Chicago is back and will spend three month in our lab.

2011-04-19: Steve is National Fits Champion

Steven Lade from our group won the German national championship in the board game fits. (link)

2011-04-15: Paper published: Intraguild predation

A paper from our collaboration with Justin Yeakel has just appeared in Theoretical Ecology.

2011-03-31: New preprint online: Seizure analysis and modeling

A new manuscript on multiscale analysis and modeling of epileptic seizures (by the two Christians) is now available on the preprint page.

2011-03-24: Discount on Adaptive Networks Book

Our book on adaptive networks is available from Springer for EUR 69.50 till July 31st.

2011-03-24: Paper published: Fragmentation transition

Gesa's paper on the fragmentation transition is now available online.

2011-03-18: Paper published: Bone Remodeling

Finally one of our (currently 5) accepted manuscripts appeared. Martin's paper on bone remodeling just appeared in Bone.

2011-03-10: Paper accepted: Fragmentation transition

For her birthday Gesa received an acceptance from Physical Review E. Our paper on the fragmentation transition will be published as a rapid communication.

2011-03-08: Media Coverage: BioND on Radio Bielefeld

Last thursday Radio Bielefeld covered the "Networks and Nolinearity in the Musical Experience" workshop organized by Thilo and Cristian Huepe. The audio file is availble in the Media section.

2011-03-07: On the cover of NJP Best of 2010

A figure from Ly's paper on the patterns of cooperation has been chosen as the cover image for the New Journal of Physics "Best of 2010" Issue.

2011-02-18: New book chapter online: Generalised modelling in systems biology

There is a new book chaper in the publication section that reviews genralised models in systems biology.

2011-02-14: Paper accepted: Swarm stupidity

Our paper on cyclic dominance in adaptive networks has been accepted for publication in the European Physical Journal B.

2011-02-07: New preprint online: Critical Transitions

Christians new paper on critical transitions is now available in the preprint section.

2011-02-04: New programming tool: Graph sampling

An implementation of Charo's extremely efficient graph sampling algorithm is now available in the donwload section.

2011-01-24: Biophysics Group Retreat

We are looking ahead to one week of snow and great talks at the Biophysics group retreat.

2011-01-11: Paper accepted: Intraguild predation

The new year starts with an accepted paper in the Theoretical Ecology. The paper is the first result from a very productive collaboration with Justin Yeakel who has visited last summer.

2010-12-21: New preprint online: Generalized Modeling

Christian's review of the mathematics of generalized modeling is now available in the preprint section.

2010-12-14: Paper accepted: Bone Remodeling

Martin's paper on the regulation of bone remodeling has been accepted for publication in Bone. Thats our first in a medical Journal.

2010-12-08: New preprint online

Gesa's paper on computation of fragmentation transitions is now available in the preprint section.

2010-12-06: New preprint online

Ly's paper on topological stability criteria for synchronization is now available in the preprint section.

2010-11-25: Patterns of cooperation chosen for IoP Select

Ly's patterns-of-cooperation paper was chosen for IoP Select - a selection of specially highlighted articles from all IOP journals. The articles in IoP Select are chosen by the editors based on the criteria honoring "substantive advances, high degree of novelty, and significant impact on future research".

2010-11-24: Dirk Stiefs wins Science Slam Award

On Monday Dirk Stiefs from our group won the "Goldene Kopfnuss" - the award of the Dresden Science Slam

2010-11-21: New group member: Ioannis G. Kevrekidis

Ioannis Kevrekidis is joining our Institute as this year's Gutzwiller Fellow.

2010-11-18: New preprint online

Christian's latest manuscript, the famous folded-node paper, is now available in the poreprints section.

2010-11-05: New preprint online

Güven's paper on opinion formation in the adaptive Rock-Paper-Scissors game is now available in the preprint section.

2010-11-03: New diploma thesis online

Felix Droste has submitted his diploma thesis on self-organized criticality in adaptive networks. It can be found under publications, theses.

2010-10-17: Exhibition: World and System

The municipal gallery of art just opened a very nice exhibition on complexity. Thilo has contributed a text for the exhibition's catalogue and will be guiding a special tour of the exhibition on November, 19, 2010.

2010-10-11: New group member: Amir Kalhor

Amir Kalhor form Leipzig University is joining our group to work on epidemics in evolving networks.

2010-10-11: Visitor: Karl Johann Schubert

Karl Johann Schubert from Meissen is visiting our group for two weeks

2010-10-02: New bachelor thesis online

Michael Seißinger has submitted his Bachelor thesis on opinion formation in directed networks. It can be found under publications, theses.

2010-10-01: New group member: Helge Aufderheide

Yesterday Helge Aufderheide arrived in Dreden. He will be joining us to do a PhD on generalized modeling

2010-09-29: New group member: Charo del Genio

Today our new PostDoc Charo del Genio arrived from Houston.

2010-09-18: Steven Lade wins "Dance your PhD Award"

Steven Lade from our group won the Dance-Your-PhD-Award of Science Magazine.

2010-09-14: New group member: Subhendu Ghosh

Today Subhendu Ghosh, who will be staying at PKS as a visiting professor, has joined our group.

2010-09-10: Paper published: Homoclinic Cooperation

Gerd's paper on 'homoclinic cooperation' in adaptive social networks appeared today in the New Journal of Physics.

2010-08-30: Summary of Chris' paper published

Our paper on adaptive self-organization in neural networks was summarized on papercore.

2010-08-27: BioND on Science Blogs

A very nice article about our group and some recent works appeared yesterday on ScienceBlogs.de.

2010-08-26: Visitor: Amir Kalhor

Today Amir Kalhor from the University of Leipzig is visiting.

2010-08-21: Paper published: Food Quality

Dirk's paper on food quality in producer-grazer systems has appeared in the American Naturalist

2010-08-19: Visitor Justin Yeakel

Today Justin Yeakel from UC Santa Cruz is arriving to work on omnivory and food web dynamics.

2010-08-18: Paper Accepted: Homoclinic Cooperation

Our work on a homoclic route to full cooperation in adaptive networks of interacting agents has been accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics. The paper is the result of a collaboration with Arne Traulsen from the MPI for evolutionary biology in Plön.

2010-08-16: New group member: Christian Kühn

Today Christian Kühn has joined our group to work on generalized models. Previously Christian has been working with John Guckenheimer at Cornell University.

2010-08-16: Visitor Xiao Jie Chen

This week Xiao Jie Chen from Beijing University is visiting our group.

2010-08-16: Visitor Gautam Sethia

Gautam is back to finalize work on generalized models of delay differential equations, that we started during his sabbatical last year.

2010-08-05: Three years BioND

On tuesday we celebrated the third birthday of the BioND group. In the past year we published 12 papers including one in Science. A publication in the American Naturalist is currently in press. Thanks to all group members!

2010-08-05: New group member: Steven Lade

Today our new group member Steven Lade is arriving from Australia. Steven will try to bring some StatPhys concepts into generalized modeling.

2010-08-02: Abhishek is leaving

After three highly-productive month Abhishek Dasgupta has left us last saturday. Hopefully our joint publication will be ready soon.