image of Takashi Nishikawa from Northwestern University

Takashi Nishikawa from Northwestern University

Takashi Nishikawa, research associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University, will present “Synchronization: Emergent Collective Dynamics on Complex Networks” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Moulton Hall, room 214. The talk is part of the Spring 2016 Physics Colloquium.

Nishikawa is an interdisciplinary research scientist whose interests range from pure mathematics to realistic applications and intersect with diverse fields, including graph theory, dynamical systems, complex systems/networks, statistical physics, fluid dynamics, power system engineering, and systems biology. He focuses particularly on the relationship between the network structure and collective behavior in complex networks of coupled dynamical systems.

The event is free and open to the public. For accommodation requests or more information on the colloquium series, contact the Department of Physics at 438-8756 or email Kerry Stewart at