Science News Cover

Science News (13 April 1996)

Cover: Synchronized oscillators play crucial roles in settings ranging from the coordinated tickings of pendulum clocks to the rhythmic beatings of cells in the heart. Researchers are beginning to untangle how such synchrony arises in certain situations involving arrays of electronic deices. Based on a computer simulation, the illustration depicts how the voltage fluctuations of a chain of coupled Josephson junction oscillators (left to right) change as time passes (bottom to top). (Illustration adapted from J. Lindner, B. Meadows, and W. Ditto / Applied Chaos Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology)

John Lindner