Adilson E. Motter

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Adilson E. Motter is the Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty in March 2006, he held positions as Guest Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany, and as Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies of Los Alamos National Laboratory. He currently serves as Editor of Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Sciences (American Institute of Physics) and Executive Committee Member of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. His research is focused on the dynamical behavior of complex systems and networks, including the control of nonlinear network dynamics. For more information, visit

Nonlinear Dynamics

Viewpoint: How to Control Your Dragons

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