Many-body descriptions of rare events in complex dynamical systems
Technical Report,15 Aug 2016,14 Aug 2019
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI CORAL GABLES, United States
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This project provides a new approach to understanding rare and extreme events in real-world complex systems, by generalizing keyideas of many-body theory to account for the fact that the underlying objects may be heterogeneous andinterconnected, and hence act in correlated ways to produce the emergence of extreme behavior. The project produced approximately 30 publications in top journals, including Nature and Science as well as Physical Review Letters, despite only featuring funding for 1 PI and research assistant help. It also attracted a large amount of attention from the mainstream and scientific media both within the US and overseas e.g. New York Times, BBC, CNN, PBS and also from U.S. agencies at the Federal and State level. The initial PI was invited to give briefings about the research to the U.S. State Department and other agencies such as the FBI, and the research results were apparently mentioned and discussed in a recent Congressional hearing. The project achieved its overall goal of conducting research that advances understanding of extreme dynamical behaviors, by developing and generalizing ideas from many-body gelation.
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