The study of synchronization of coupled systems is currently undergoing a major surge fueled by recent discoveries of new forms of collective dynamics and the development of techniques to characterize a myriad of new patterns of network synchronization. This includes chimera states, phenomena determined by symmetry, remote synchronization, and asymmetry-induced synchronization. This Focus Issue presents a selection of contributions at the forefront of these developments, to which this introduction is intended to offer an up-to-date foundation.
Introduction to focus issue: Patterns of network synchronization Daniel M. Abrams, Louis M. Pecora and Adilson E. Motter
Chaos 26, 094601 (2016); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4962970