The Explorables

Below you can browse the main collection of Complexity Explorables. They are listed in chronological order.

If you want see a explorables associated with a specific field (biology, physics, etc.) or a specific topic (pattern formation, synchronization, etc.), select from the menus above.

The complete collection of by field and by topic is also available.

Janus Bunch

May 20, 2019

Networks of Janus Oscillators exhibit a rich reservoir of dynamic patterns

Nah dah dah nah nah... (Opus, 1984)

April 24, 2019

Dynamics of the most famous cellular automaton

Berlin 8:00 a.m.

March 28, 2019

How speed variation may trigger persistent traffic congestion

Jujujajáki networks

March 20, 2019

This explorable illustrates a mechanism that may explain community structures in social networks

Prime Time

March 12, 2019

A visual exploration into the funky distribution of prime numbers

I sing well-tempered

March 1, 2019

A simple model for critical behavior in a system of spins

Anomalous Itinerary

January 8, 2019

Superdiffusive, Scale-Free Random Walks

Hopfed Turingles

December 30, 2018

This reaction-diffusion system generates a variety of spatio-temporal patterns

Albert & Carl Friedrich

December 11, 2018

A geometric explanation of the central limit theorem

Critically Inflammatory

November 14, 2018

Spatial patterns, dynamics and criticality in forrest fire dynamics

Dr. Fibryll & Mr. Glyde

November 12, 2018

Pattern formation and spiral waves in spatially distributed pulse-coupled oscillators

Facebooked Flu Shots

October 9, 2018

Counter-Intuitive Vaccination Strategies in Complex Networks

The Blob

September 29, 2018

The emergence of a giant component in a complex network

Stranger Things

September 12, 2018

Examples of attractors of two-dimensional chaotic maps

I herd you!

August 6, 2018

Four models that explain how vaccination not only protects you but also helps others

Scott's World*

August 2, 2018

Pattern Formation in Microbial Communities

Yo, Kohonen!

July 30, 2018

Dynamics of a simple neural network model

Echo Chambers

July 27, 2018

A dynamic network that explains the emergence of groups of uniform opinion

Kelp!!!

July 9, 2018

A model for fractal and self-similar growth patterns

Surfing a Gene Pool

July 3, 2018

An illustration of pattern formation in bacterial populations

Knitworks

June 26, 2018

Preferential attachment and the emergence of scale-free networks

If you ask your XY

June 20, 2018

Self-organization of spatially arranged magnets

Ride my Kuramotocycle!

April 14, 2018

Synchronization of Phase-Coupled Oscillators

Maggots in the Wiggle Room

April 8, 2018

An agent based model illustrating the key features of evolutionary dynamics

A Patchwork Darwinge

February 27, 2018

An illustration of the mechanisms involved in evolutionary processes

Into the Dark

February 12, 2018

In this example a model school of fish collectively seeks a hideout

Barista's Secret

February 6, 2018

An illustration of one of the most prominent statistical physics models for criticality

Lotka Martini

January 28, 2018

Oscillatory Dynamics & Spatial Patterns of a Simple Predator Prey System

Double Trouble

January 12, 2018

An example of chaotic dynamics in a simple mechanical system

Critical HexSIRSize

January 5, 2018

Pattern formation in an epidemic model near its critical point

Flock'n Roll

December 30, 2017

Collective Behavior - Schooling Fish & Flocking Birds - And Rainbow Droplets

Hokus Fractus!

December 29, 2017

A collection of regular fractals that illustrates the nature of self-similarity

Particularly Stuck

October 9, 2017

An example for fractal growth patterns in natural systems

Cycledelic

October 3, 2017

Dynamic pattern formation and spiral waves in a cyclic reaction-diffusion system

Kick it like Chirikov

October 3, 2017

Explore the chaotic sea of a famous two-dimensional map

Epidemonic

October 3, 2017

An example for contagion dynamics in a population

Keith Haring's Mexican Hat

October 3, 2017

An simple model for spontaneous pattern formation in a spatial system

Spin Wheels

September 10, 2017

Explore the rainbow of dynamics generated by spatially coupled oscillators

Weeds & Trees

August 7, 2017

Natural, Self-Similar Growth Patterns by Simple Rules

Flock'n Roll

August 2, 2017

A model for schooling fish and flocking birds