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The Nonlinear Dynamics Workgroup actively collaborates with several European partners.


The 6th Framework Programme BRACCIA is focused on investigating changes in the major subsystems of the human organism (the brain, the lungs and the heart) which occurr under general anesthesia as opposed to the waking state.  The tools and concepts applied come from the theory of weakly coupled nonlinear or chaotic oscillators.  The NDW workgroup was charged with developing algorithms to process the measured time series.  More details are available on the project page.


EC FP7 BrainSynch

The main objective of the BrainSynch project is to understand how neuronal assemblies exchange information and how variability in neuronal communication explains variability in behaviour in the healthy and injured brain.  Different types of brain activity will be measured and analyzed such as fMRI, MEG, LFP, MUA.  More detail is available on the local project page.



The EU project HPC-Europa offers scientists from eligible countries transnational access to some of the top EU high performance computing infrastructures in 6 countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and The Netherlands).  Members of the NDW workgroup have visited the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre to perform large scale studies on model systems to test the effectivity of interaction analysis algorithms. More detail is available on the local project page.


Interactions, information transfer and complex structures in the dynamics of changing climate

The goals of this Czech Science Foundation project are mainly development of methods for analysis of high-dimensional nonlinear time series using graph-theoretic approaches, information theoretic approaches and frameworks from nonlinear dynamics.  We will analyze long-term climate recordings to discover main modes of climate variability, their hierarchical structures, interactions and directions of information transfer.  More detail is available on the project page.