Nonlinear dynamics of coupled oscillators

Oscillators often tend to synchronize in the presence of coupling. Depending on the features of oscillators and coupling, the system can exhibit intriguing and counterintuitive transient dynamics.

I study the spatiotemporal phase patterns that occur during these transient dynamics and how they depend on the properties of the coupled system. In particular, I focus on the role of inert signal propagation and processing, i.e., time delays in the oscillator coupling and slow frequency adaptation of individual oscillators.