B11: Dynamics of complex networks in the presence of external influences: synchronization and control
Prof. Dr. Vadim S. Anishchenko 
Prof. Dr. Tatiana E. Vadivasova 
Dr. Galina Strelkova 
The present project aims at analyzing spatiotemporal dynamics in complex ensembles of coupled chaotic oscillators for different coupling topologies and in the presence of regular and noisy excitations. We study complex networks with different types of inter- and intra-coupling, including time-dependent, time-delayed and random couplings, and analyze their sensitivity to variation of control parameters, initial conditions and noise influence. We mainly focus on the synchronization of different chimera states and their statistical features. The results will be relevant in the areas where the external influences play a crucial role in the functioning of complex interacting networks.