Chaos: From Theory to Applications
This Focus Issue, organized in honor of Otto Rössler's 80th birthday, recognizes his many contributions to chaos. Otto submitted his first paper on chaos in 1976 and following this, the Rössler system quickly became one of the prototypes on which the paradigm of chaos theory is constructed. He also introduced hyperchaos and suggested a classification of chaotic attractors. This Focus Issue is devoted to showing how chaotic behaviors help to understand the reality of the world in its complexity. The papers below show how the concepts of state space, attractor, first-return maps Poincaré sections, bifurcations, etc. allow for better views of the possible dynamics produced by simple as well as complex systems.
Guest Editors: Christopher Letellier, Sylvain Mangiarotti, and Lars Folke Olsen