Living on the edge of noise-driven order

Rachel Kuske
Mathematics , University of British Columbia

(October 28, 2008 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Living on the edge of noise-driven order

Abstract

This talk will compare a few seemingly unrelated canonical models with noise-driven regular behavior, such as coherent oscillations, synchronization, and even quiescence. Different perspectives on coherence resonance show that the order in these models can be attributed to transients "stabilized" by stochastic effects. These perspectives suggest analysis on reduced models to better understand and predict these phenomena.