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Advanced Search Strategies in Anomalous Dynamics

LML External Fellow Rainer Klages was awarded a research grant by the Office of Naval Research Global (USA) of US$117,000 to study how living organisms like cells, bumblebees or turtles optimize their search for food. Read more


Science on Screen: Dr. Strangelove with Sandra Chapman

The third Science on Screen of the third series was presented by Sandra Chapman (Professor of Physics at University of Warwick), who chose Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. Sandra described some of the salient features of complex systems, Read more

Stochastic Chaos in a Turbulent Swirling Flow YSATO

Stochastic Chaos in a Turbulent Swirling Flow

LML External Fellow Yuzuru Sato has recently reported the experimental evidence of the existence of stochastic chaos in a turbulent swirling flow.  Together with co-authors (D. Faranda, B. Saint-Michel, C. Wiertel, V. Padilla, B. Dubrulle, and F. Daviaud), he shows that the experimental attractor can be modeled by a random strange attractor in stochastic Duffing equations. The article is published in Physical Review Letters: Read more

LML Summer School 2017

Summer School 2017

LML welcomed 8 project students to the summer school for 4 weeks in July/August. The students came from Cameroon, China, Japan, Israel, Italy, and the UK.  For project descriptions and presentations, see Summer School 2017. Next year’s summer school will be announced in early 2018.


Write About Science

Part of what makes LML special is the atmosphere of open discourse that has developed here. Communicating our work, we find, is inseparable from doing that work in the first place.

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A recipe for irreproducibility

During the 2016 LML summer school, Max and I ended up discussing the irreproducibility crisis in science, and that led to a draft manuscript, published today on the arXiv:1706.07773, see also this earlier blog post. Over the last few years several (apparently reproducible!) studies have come out that confirm the crisis. For instance, a survey of scientists, conducted by Nature, found that 70% of respondents had at some point tried but failed to reproduce a published result.

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Particle Fever_Square

Science on Screen: Particle Fever with Semir Zeki

The second Science on Screen of the third series was presented by Semir Zeki (Professor of Neuroesthetics at UCL), who chose Dir Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever. Semir described how brain scans are now beginning to reveal centres of the brain associated with the aesthetic experience of beauty. Read more


LML External Fellow Isaac Perez – New Paper

LML External Fellow Isaac Perez has had his paper titled ‘Improving randomness characterization through Bayesian model selection’ accepted to Nature: Scientific Reports. The paper can he accessed here.
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Science on Screen: Minority Report presented by Venki Ramakrishnan

Minority Report explores a world where a technological breakthrough has allowed mankind to foresee violent crimes a few minutes before they take place. The predictions are infallible except – and here the logic must not be excessively scrutinised — a special police unit can race to the scene, intervene, and alter the course of the otherwise unalterable future. Naturally, the short forecast horizon makes for dramatic scenes.

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LML External Fellow Isaac Perez – New Paper

LML External Fellow Isaac Perez has completed and submitted his joint paper titled ‘Level compressibility for the Anderson model on regular random graphs and the absence of non-ergodic extended eigenfunctions’ to Physical Review Letters. Working alongside Fernando Metz from the University of Santa Maria, Brazil, the full paper can be accessed here. Read more