Nature Cover

Nature (30 November 1995)

Disorder can tame chaos. The cover shows the behaviour of a system of identical coupled oscillators arranged horizontally undergoing spatiotemporal evolution. Time moves from bottom to top and the colours represent different angular velocities. Paradoxically, the introduction of disorder into the array by randomly varying the properties of the oscillators forces the system to exhibit regular, periodic behaviour.

Pages 465 and 444.

John Lindner