Volume 87, Number 1, July 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||17 July 2009|
Universal dynamics on complex networks
Department of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Accepted: 22 May 2009
We uncover a class of universal dynamics on weighted complex networks. In particular, we find that by incorporating a universal weighting scheme into real-world networks, the topological details of various real-world networks, whether biological, physical, technological, or social, have little influence on typical dynamical processes such as synchronization, epidemic spreading, and percolation. This striking finding is demonstrated using a large number of real-world networks and substantiated by analytic considerations. These findings make possible generic and robust control strategies for a variety of dynamical processes on complex networks.
PACS: 89.75.Hc – Networks and genealogical trees / 89.20.Hh – World Wide Web, Internet / 05.10.-a – Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics
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