The relationship between the structure and dynamics of a network is key to understanding the behavior of complex systems. A new analysis shows how network optimization, whether designed or evolved, can lead to collective dynamics that depend sensitively on the structure of the network.
Sensitive Dependence of Optimal Network Dynamics on Network Structure
Takashi Nishikawa, Jie Sun, and Adilson E. Motter
Phys. Rev. X 7, 041044