In Memory of Vadim S. Anishchenko: Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Systems
This Focus Issue is dedicated to the memory of Vadim S. Anishchenko, an eminent scientist in the field of nonlinear dynamics of deterministic and stochastic systems. Vadim Anishchenko's invaluable contributions to the field include the theory of nonlinear oscillations, bifurcations, dynamical chaos, synchronization, stochastic processes and noise in nonlinear systems, in particular stochastic resonance and coherence resonance, partial synchronization patterns in complex networks of coupled oscillators and coupled maps including chimera states, and applications of methods of nonlinear dynamics in biology and medicine. He spent most of his life as a Professor and Head of Radiophysics and Nonlinear Dynamics at Saratov State University, Russia, but he had also a strong affinity to Germany. For more than thirty years, he had been a regular visiting scientist in Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt Awardee and later as Principal Investigator of the Collaborative Research Center CRC 910: Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems, where he led the first Russian Project in a German CRC. This Focus Issue contains articles related to Vadim Anishchenko's work, contributed by his colleagues.
Guest Editors: Anna Zakharova, Galina Strelkova, Eckehard SchÃ¶ll, JÃ¼rgen Kurths