Monday, 1 June 2015

25 Years of Self-Organized Criticality: Concepts and Controversies

Pleased that the review paper I led on SOC  is now out, and open access, at Space Science Reviews (as well as arXiv).

My research has been touched and influenced by this fascinating  concept since the early 1990s, when Sandra Chapman and myself first heard about it from MIT's Tom Chang, and it became a significant area for us a few years later. It has been a privilege to use the opportunity offered by the ISSI workshops in this area, and its lead convenor, Markus Aschwanden, to write this paper,  a synthesis of review, history, and opinion piece, with my coauthors. It's also been nice to see it reaching readers that I haven't reached before.