Non-linear Physics

The beauty and complexity of the world around us owe a lot to the fact that the governing laws are nonlinear. This hidden commonality allows one to discover similarities in problems ranging from quantum phenomena at one end of the scale to the structure of the Universe at the other. Georgia Tech nonlinear dynamics faculty work on a correspondingly wide range of problems, from quantum systems, the dynamics of fluids and granular media, optical and electronic systems, to problems lying at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. For more information see the Center for Nonlinear Science website.

Faculty Members:
Name Research Interests Research Website
Predrag Cvitanović [former students] --- [open... Personal homepage
Flavio Fenton My work is on excitable media, complex systems, and pattern formation, using a combined approach of theory, experiments, and computer simulations.... Lab Website
Daniel Goldman The biomechanics of locomotion of organisms and robots on and within complex materials. Physics of granular media.
My research integrates my work in...
Goldman Lab Website (contains up-to-date info on publications, news, CV, etc)
Edwin Greco Physics Education Research, Low Reynold's Number Flow, and Nonlinear Dynamics
Physics Education Research
Roman Grigoriev Professor Grigoriev's research is focused in the following areas:

Dynamical systems
Fluid dynamics
Excitable systems
Machine learning

Group Website
Michael Schatz Low-gravity fluid physics
One of the most striking and beautiful behaviorsin the world around us is the way systems in nature take their shape.This...
Pattern Formation & Control Laboratory
Kurt Wiesenfeld Stochastic resonance, spontaneous synchronization , dynamical beam-steering in very high frequency antenna arrays