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Kurt Wiesenfeld
Professor
Education
B.S. 1979 (physics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.A. 1982 (physics) University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. 1985 (physics) University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests

Stochastic resonance, spontaneous synchronization , dynamical beam-steering in very high frequency antenna arrays

Papers:
  1. “Spontaneous formation of inert oscillator pairs, ” D. Tsygankov and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Lett. A 325, 51-56 (2004).
  2. “Averaged equations for distributed Josephson arrays, ” M. Bennett and K. Wiesenfeld, Physica D 192, 196-214 (2004).
  3. “Magnetic avalanches: Josephson, Bean, and Bak, ” K. Wiesenfeld and J. Lindner, Physica A 340, 617-624 (2004).
  4. “Stochastic resonance in hair cell mechanoelectrical transduction, ” M. Bennett, K. Wiesenfeld and F. Jaramillo, Fluct. Noise Lett. 4, L1-L10 (2004).
  5. “The Flux Creep Automaton”, J. F. Lindner, S. B. Hughes, D. J. Miller, B. C. Thomas, and K. Wiesenfeld, Int. J. Bif. Chaos 14, 1155-1175 (2004).
  6. “Dynamics of Fiber Laser Arrays, ” submitted to IEEE J. Quantum Electro. (April, 2004).”Synchronization law for a van der Pol array,” S. Peles and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Rev. E 68, 26200/1-8 (2003).
  7. “Neural correlates of the complexity of rhythmic finger-tapping,” M. Dhamala, G. Pagnoni, K. Wiesenfeld, C. Zink, M. Martin and G. Berns, NeuroImage 20, 918-926 (2003).
  8. “Stochastic Resonance: From Ice Ages to the Human Ear”, K. Wiesenfeld and F. Jaramillo, Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamics, N. S. Namachchivaya and Y. K. Lin, editors (Kluwer, 2003).
  9. “Lectures on Stochastic Resonance”, K. Wiesenfeld, A. Buchleitner, and T. Wellens, book chapter in Coherent Evolution in Noisy Environments, A. Buchleitner and K. Hornberger, Springer Lecture Notes in Physics 611, 107-138 (2002).
  10. “Huygens’ Clocks”, M. Bennett, M. F. Schatz, H. Rockwood, and K. Wiesenfeld, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 458, 563-579 (2002).
  11. “Generalized Stability Law for Josephson Series Arrays”, M. Dhamala and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Lett. A 292, 269-274 (2002).
  12. “Generalized Stability Law for Josephson Series Arrays”, M. Dhamala and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Lett. A 292, 269-274 (2002).
  13. “Measurements of Brain Activity Complexity for Varying Mental Loads”, M. Dhamala, G. Pagnoni, K. Wiesenfeld, and G. Berns, Phys. Rev. E 65, 041917/1-7 (2002).
  14. “Spontaneous Synchronization in a Josephson Transmission Line”, D. Tsygankov and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Rev. E 66, 036215/1-9 (2002).
  15. “Huygens’ Clocks”, M. Bennett, M. Schatz, H. Rockwood, and K. Wiesenfeld, Proc. Roy. Soc. London A 458, 563-579 (2002).
  16. “Two-Dimensional Josephson Junction Arrays Coupled Through a High-Q Cavity”, G. Filatrella, N. F. Pedersen, and K. Wiesenfeld, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 11, 1184-1187 (2001).
  17. “Resource Letter ScL-1: Scaling Laws”, K. Wiesenfeld, Am. J. Phys. 69, 938-942 (2001).
  18. “Stochastic Dynamics in a 2 Dimensional Oscillator Near a Saddle-Node Bufurcation”, M. E. Inchiosa, V. In, A. R. Bulsara, K. Wiesenfeld, T. Heath, and M. H. Choi, Phys. Rev. E 63, p. 066114/1-10 (2001).
  19. “The Pendulum Automaton”, J. F. Lindner and K. Wiesenfeld, Int. J. Bif. Chaos 11, 3171-3178 (2001).
  20. “Wavelets of Excitablity in Sensor Neurons”, J. Hasty, J. J. Collins, K. Wiesenfeld, and P. Grigg, J. Neurophysiology 86, 2096-2101 (2001).
  21. “Production, SOC, and Stock Prices: Further Evidence Against Random Walk”, A. Chandra, S. Agrawal, and K. Wiesenfeld, Adv. Finan. Planning and Forecasting 9, 1-29 (2000).
  22. “High-Q Cavity Induced Synchronization in Oscillator Arrays”, G. Filatrella, K. Wiesenfeld, and N. F. Pedersen, Phys. Rev. E 61, 2513-2518 (2000).
  23. “Manipulated Synchronization: Beam Steering in Phased Arrays”, T. Heath, K. Wiesenfeld, and R. A. York, Int. J. Bif. Chaos 10, 2619-27 (2000).
  24. “Amplitude Dropout in Coupled Lasers”, A. I. Khibnik, Y. Braiman, V. Protopopescu, T. A. B. Kennedy, and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Rev. A 62, p. 063815/1-5 (2000).
  25. “Theory of Controlling Stochastic Resonance”, M. Locher, M. E. Inchiosa, J. Neff, A. Bulsara, K. Wiesenfeld, L. Gammaitoni, P. Hanggi, and W. Ditto, Phys. Rev. E 62, 317-327 (2000).
  26. “Oscillatory Dynamics of a Nonlinear Amplifier in the High-Gain Regime: Exploiting a Global Connection”, K. Wiesenfeld, A. R. Bulsara, and M. E. Inchiosa, Phys. Rev. B 62, R9232-35 (2000).
  27. “Synchronization Transitions in Josephson Arrays: A Puzzle and its Resolution”, T. Heath and K. Wiesenfeld, Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 9, 689-696 (2000).
  28. “Nonlinear Dynamics in a High Gain Amplifier: the dc SQUID”, A. R. Bulsara, K. Wiesenfeld, and M. E. Inchiosa, Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 9, 679-688 (2000).
  29. “Physiological Noise Level Enhances Mechanoelectrical Transduction in Hair Cells”, F. Jaramillo and K. Wiesenfeld, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 11, 1869-74 (2000).
Other Publications:

Stochastic Resonance:

  1. L. Gammaitoni, M. Locher, A. Bulsara, P. Hanggi, J. Neff, K. . Wiesenfeld and W. Ditto, "Controlling Stochastic Resonance", Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4574-4577 (1999).
  2. F. Jaramillo and K. Wiesenfeld, "Mechanoelectrical transduction assisted by Brownian motion: a role for noise in the auditory system", Nature Neuroscience 1, 384-388 (1998).
  3. K. Wiesenfeld and F. Jaramillo, "Minireview of stochastic c resonance", Chaos 8, 539-548 (1998).
  4. K. Wiesenfeld and F. Moss, "Stochastic resonance and the benefits of noise: from ice ages to crayfish and SQUIDs", Nature 373, 33-36 (1995).
  5. F. Moss and K. Wiesenfeld, "The benefits of background noise", Scientific American 273, 66-69 (1995).

Spontaneous Synchronization:

  1. K. Wiesenfeld, "Josephson junction arrays: puzzles and d prospects", IMA Math. App. 115, 303-310 (1999).
  2. K. Wiesenfeld, "Coupled oscillators for fun and profit", NY Acad. Sci. 848, 134-141 (1998).
  3. K. Wiesenfeld, P. Colet and S. Strogatz, "Frequency locking in n Josephson arrays: connection with the Kuramoto model", Phys. Rev. E 57, 1563-1569 (1998).
  4. Y. Braiman, T.A.B. Kennedy, K. Wiesenfeld and A. Khibnik, , "Entrainment of solid state laser arrays", Phys. Rev. A 52, 1500-1506 (1995).

Avalanching Systems and Self-organized Criticality:

  1. J. Hasty and K. Wiesenfeld, "Renormalization group for directed d sandpile models", Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1722-1725 (1998).