Hyejin Blog Post 20180124

Comparison of shortest and fastest routes through cities reveals a structural typology of city development

Much is known about the geometry of road networks within cities, and how these vary with city size and level of economic development. Less is known about how these structures influence the flows of people and activity within cities, and how that activity in turn feeds back to shape road network geometry. Read more

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Rafael Diaz Awarded Best MSc Thesis at UNAM

Rafael Díaz Hernández Rojas, a MSc student of our LML External Fellow Isaac Pérez Castillo, has been awarded the medal Juan Manuel Lozano Mejía 2017 for the best MSc thesis at the Institute of Physics at UNAM. Read more


LML External Fellow Awarded Prestigious Prize for Young Research Scientists

One of our LML External Fellows, Isaac Pérez Castillo from the Institute of Physics at UNAM Mexico, has been awarded the “Catédra Marcos Moshinsky 2017” in the area of Physical Sciences. Read more

F Metz Blog Article December 2017

New Mathematical Approach to Quantify Eigenvalue Fluctuations in Random Matrices

Since the pioneering work of Wigner in the 50’s, random matrix theory has been playing a crucial role in the understanding of several problems in physics, such as the statistics of nuclear energies, quantum chaos and disordered electronic systems. Read more

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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: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.014502 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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