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In memoriam Vadim S. Anishchenko
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Vadim S. Anishchenko, an eminent scientist in the field of nonlinear dynamics of deterministic and stochastic systems and Principal Investigator of Project B11, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on November 30, 2020. Vadim Anishchenko's invaluable contributions to the field include the theory of nonlinear oscillations, bifurcations, dynamical chaos, synchronization, stochastic processes and noise in nonlinear systems, in particular stochastic resonance and coherence resonance, stochastic bifurcations, strange non-chaotic attractors, partial synchronization patterns in complex networks of coupled oscillators and coupled maps including chimera states, and applications of methods of nonlinear dynamics in biology and medicine. He spent most of his life as a Professor and Head of Radiophysics and Nonlinear Dynamics at Saratov State University, Russia, but he had also a strong affinity to Germany. For more than thirty years, he had been a regular visiting scientist in Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt Awardee and later as Principal Investigator of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 910: Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems, where he led the first Russian Project in a German Collaborative Research Center. To honor his achievements, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science will be publishing a Focus Issue titled In Memory of Vadim S. Anishchenko: Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Systems.
Coordinator of SFB 910 from 2011 to 2018