Synchronization of Globally Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators
The Rich Behavior of the Kuramoto Model

Bryan Daniels
Spring 2005

For my senior research project, I studied the Kuramoto model, a powerful mathematical model that allows for theoretical exploration of the phenomenon of spontaneous synchronization.  Follow the links above to learn more about my research.

Synchronized Metronomes

For more information, you can also download the paper I wrote about my research:
Research Paper (.pdf, 1.2mb)

Many thanks go to:
Dr. Brad Trees, my faculty advisor
The Ohio Wesleyan University Physics and Astronomy Department
Ohio Supercomputer Center, Grant #PQS0002-1

First section: Introduction to Synchronization