Self Organized Criticality
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You may have heard about experiments on the sand pile, or otherwise seen Per Bak's work on so-called self-organized criticality (SOC). But what is it?
During a dinner conversation the other night, it seemed that my lit-review knowledge of the concepts might be of help to some people. Things that could be covered:
- what does it mean for a system to be critical?
- why do systems not usual stay here?
- so what is SOC?
- when do I know when I've got SOC?
- fractals and power spectra
- separation of time-scales
- how does SOC relate to Complex Systems? Is it the answer to a unified theory of Complex Systems?
- some comments/criticisms of SOC
Interested? Sign below
Thanks, Simon (Room 21 Calliope)
Yeah! Mike (SUITE 5)
I'd be interested. --James (Calliope 24 Penthouse Suite)
for sure, cheers dan (poly25)
I'm also interested! Fred (Calliope 23)
This sounds good. ->Josh
great - John_Mahoney (poly 12)
Definitely - Chris