Epidemic oscillations induced by social network control: the discontinuous case

The principles of control theory assert that feedback often leads to unstable behaviour and oscillatory dynamics. Examples include engineering systems such as thermostats and steering devices, as well as natural and biological systems. Read more

The universal pathway to innovative urban economies

As centres of human population and civilisation, cities have pushed the boundaries of human productivity and innovation. Read more

Extreme value theory for constrained physical systems

Many stochastic processes in natural and man-made systems exhibit occasional extreme events which are rare in comparison to usual outcomes. Though infrequent, such events can still carry decisive weight. Read more