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Collaborative Research Center 910: Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems: Theoretical methods and concepts of application

 The overarching goal of the Collaborative Research Center 910 (funded by the German Research Foundation since 2011) is to control dissipative structures in nonlinear dynamical systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Such systems often exhibit self-organisation, i.e., the spontaneous emergence of temporal, spatial, or spatio-temporal structures from the inherent nonlinear cooperative dynamics. With this CRC we go beyond merely describing the intriguing dynamics of self-organizing nonlinear systems: by combining an interdisciplinary team of applied mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and computational neuroscientists we aim at developing novel theoretical approaches and methods of control, and demonstrating the application of these concepts to a selection of innovative self-organizing systems ranging from condensed hard and soft matter to biological systems. Our focus is on theoretical and methodological developments from a conceptual point of view (project group A) and with a perspective on applications (project group B). Our key areas of application are quantum systems, soft condensed matter, and various types of networks. The CRC 910 involves 16 scientific projects and an integrated research training group.



Prof. Dr. Sabine Klapp


Prof. Dr. Andreas Knorr



Coordinator 01/2011 - 02/2018:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eckehard Schöll, PhD

Managing office:


Managing director:

Henning Reinken


Liza Oemler

Coordinating institution (Sprecherhochschule):

Partner Institutions

The Collaborative Research Center CRC 910 "Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems: Theoretical methods and concepts of application" is a joint research initiative of

SFB 910 is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


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