Internal character dictates transition dynamics between isolation and cohesive grouping

Pedro D. Manrique, Pak Ming Hui, Neil F. Johnson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations


We show that accounting for internal character among interacting heterogeneous entities generates rich transition behavior between isolation and cohesive dynamical grouping. Our analytical and numerical calculations reveal different critical points arising for different character-dependent grouping mechanisms. These critical points move in opposite directions as the population's diversity decreases. Our analytical theory may help explain why a particular class of universality is so common in the real world, despite the fundamental differences in the underlying entities. It also correctly predicts the nonmonotonic temporal variation in connectivity observed recently in one such system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number062803
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Internal character dictates transition dynamics between isolation and cohesive grouping'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this