Introduction to Complex Systems

Prof. Dirk Brockmann, Winter Term 2021

Lecture 7: Pattern Formation I

Pattern Formation I


The slides I showed in class are available

Slideshow on Introduction to Pattern Formation.

including all the clips I showed in class.


In this lecture we....

  • discussed various examples of Patterns in nature and focused on those patterns that emerge from a homogeneous state by self-organization.
  • discussed the
    • BZ-reaction
    • patterns in collective behavior
    • morphogenesis
    • patterns animal coats
    • the beauty of sea shells
    • convetion cells
    • patterns in the visual cortex
  • mentioned different possible mechanisms behind these patterns.

All of these examples are collected in the above mentioned slides.

Class Recording