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.

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


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


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


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


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