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Introduction

  • Shashi ThutupalliEmail author
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Abstract

The structural hierarchy, functional complexity and, most importantly, the delicate interplay between the two in complex open systems often lead to intriguing behaviour. In particular, quite unexpected collective phenomena are often observed when many similar units couple with one another, resulting in pattern formation, emergence, broken symmetries, and phase transitions.

Keywords

Lipid Bilayer Active Emulsion Spontaneous Oscillation Belousov Zhabotinsky Reaction Delicate Interplay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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