Uni Potsdam

Sonderforschungsbereich 555
Complex Nonlinear Processes


Sfb 555

Project C3:
Synchronization in Systems with Time Delay

Statistical Physics/Theory of Chaos

Nonlinear Dynamics

Department of Physics, University of Potsdam

Phone Number
(+49-331) 977-
Room Number
Building 1.19
Email Address
Prof. Dr. Arkady Pikovsky 1472 4.31 pikovsky/AT/stat.physik.uni-potsdam.de
PD Dr. Michael Rosenblum
Marlies Path (Secretary) 1628 4.26 marlies/AT/stat.physik.uni-potsdam.de
Malte Siefert 1480 4.32 siefert/AT/stat.physik.uni-potsdam.de
Denis Goldobin 1480 4.32 goldobin/AT/stat.physik.uni-potsdam.de

Description of Research

The Sonderforschungsbereich (Sfb) 555 is a cooperation between seven universities and research institutes in Berlin and Potsdam. Financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), it started its work in 1998. In our project (C3), we investigate synchronization properties of systems with time delay. Our current research follows these directions:
  1. Delay effects in noisy systems
  2. Controlling synchronization with time delay
  3. Finding time delay from data

Recent publications

 N. Tukhlina,  M. Rosenblum, A. Pikovsky, and J. Kurths Feedback suppression of neural synchrony by vanishing stimulation, Physical Review E, 75,  011019, 2007.


U. Parlitz, A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths Schwingungen im Gleichtakt Physik Journal 5, Nr. 10, 33-40 (2006)
M. Rosenblum, N. Tukhlina, A. Pikovsky and L. Cimponeriu Delayed Feedback Suppression of Collective Rhythmic Activity in a Neuronal Ensemble Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, 16, n. 7, 1989-1999 (2006)
Andreas H. Pawlik and Arkady Pikovsky Control of oscillators coherence by multiple delayed feedback Physics Letters A, 358, n. 3, 181-185 (2006)
Denis S. Goldobin and Arkady Pikovsky Antireliability of noise-driven neurons Phys. Rev. E 73, 061906 (2006)
Arkady Pikovsky and Philip Rosenau Phase Compactons Physica D 218, 56-69 (2006)
Denis S. Goldobin and Arkady Pikovsky Effects of Delayed Feedback on Kuramoto Transition Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 161, 43-52 (2006)
Philip Rosenau and Arkady Pikovsky Phase Compactons in Chains of Dispersively Coupled Oscillators Phys. Rev. Lett., 94, 174102 (2005)
R. Zillmer and A. Pikovsky Continuous approach for the random-field Ising chain Phys. Rev. E, 72, 056108 (2005)
Denis S. Goldobin and Arkady Pikovsky Synchronization and desynchronization of self-sustained oscillators by common noise Phys. Rev. E, 71, 045201 (2005)
Denis S. Goldobin and Arkady Pikovsky Synchronization of self-sustained oscillators by common white noise Physica A 351, 126-132 (2005)
A. Straube, M. Abel, and A. Pikovsky Temporal Chaos Versus Spatial Mixing in Reaction-Advection-Diffusion Systems Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, n. 17, 174501 (2004)
L. Cimponeriu, M. Rosenblum and A. Pikovsky Estimation of delay in coupling from time series Phys. Rev. E, 70, n. 4, 046213 (2004)
M. Rosenblum and A. Pikovsky Delayed feedback control of collective synchrony: An approach to suppression of pathological brain rhythms Phys. Rev. E, 70, n. 4, 041904 (2004)
M. Rosenblum and A. Pikovsky Controlling synchronization in an ensemble of globally coupled oscillators Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, n. 11, 114102 (2004)
M. Rosenblum, A. Pikovsky and J. Kurths Synchronization approach to analysis of biological systems Fluct. Noise Lett., 4, n. 1, L53-L62 (2004)

                                        [Further publications of Arkady Pikovsky]          [Further publications of Michael Rosenblum]

  • Postal Address:
    Institut für Physik
    Universität Potsdam
    Postfach 601553
    D-14415 Potsdam
  • Telefax:
    (+49-331) 977-1767

  • Visiting Us:
    Campus "Neues Palais", Potsdam
    Building 19, top floor
    Rooms 4.13, 4.20, 4.26, 4.29-4.31
    Public transport