A4: Design of self-organizing spatio-temporal patterns
Prof. Dr. Bernold Fiedler 
The project aims at the design of self-organizing structures with prescribed spatio-temporal dynamics, via delayed feedback controls. Specific applied contexts arise in coupled neural or molecular networks, semiconductor nanostructures, and chemical reaction-diffusion systems. The project aims far beyond state-of-the-art modelling or compilations of the resulting spatial and temporal phenomena like static Turing patterns, recognition of static patterns by neural networks of spin-glass type, or spirals, meanders, and scrolls in reactive and diffusive media. The principal focus is the active design of prescribed spatio-temporally coherent behavior.