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Books [top]
  imgs/cover.png Chaos: from simple models to complex systems
M. Cencini, F. Cecconi, and A. Vulpiani
World Scientific, Singapore, September 2009.
ISBN 978-981-4277-65-5
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Journals [top]

  [pdf] Centripetal focusing of gyrotactic phytoplankton
M. Cencini, M. Franchino, F. Santamaria, G. Boffetta Journal of Theoretical Biology 399, 62 (2016)
  [pdf] Clustering and Turbophoresis in a Shear Flow without Walls
F. De Lillo, M. Cencini, S. Musacchio, G. Boffetta Physics of Fluids 28, 035104 (2016)
  [pdf] The role of the number of degrees of freedom and chaos in macroscopic irreversibility
L. Cerino, F. Cecconi, M. Cencini, A. Vulpiani Physica A 442, 486 (2016)
  [pdf] Extinction dynamics of a discrete population in an oasis
S. Berti, M. Cencini D. Vergni, A. Vulpiani Physical Review E 92, 012722 (2015)
  [pdf] Gyrotactic trapping in laminar and turbulent Kolmogorov flow
F. Santamaria, F. Lillo, M. Cencini, G. Boffetta, Physics of Fluids 26, 111901 (2014)
  [pdf] Coarse-grained modeling of protein unspecifically bound to DNA
C. Guardiani, M. Cencini, F. Cecconi, Physical Biology 11, 026003 (2014)
  [pdf] Turbulence fluid acceleration generates clusters of gyrotactic phytoplankton
F. De Lillo, M. Cencini, W. M. Durham, M. Barry, R. Stocker, E. Climent, G. Boffetta, Physical Review Letters 112, 044502 (2014) [read more on: (APS Focus) ]
  [pdf] Turbulence drives microscale patches of motile phytoplankton
W. M. Durham, E. Climent, M. Barry, F. De Lillo, G. Boffetta, M. Cencini, R. Stocker Nature Communications 4 , 2148 (2013) [read more on: CNR MIT, redOrbit]
  [pdf] Geotropic tracers in turbulent flows: a proxy for fluid acceleration
G. Boffetta, M. Cencini, F. De Lillo, F. Santamaria Journal of Turbulence 14, 24 (2013)
  [pdf] Effective rates in dilute reaction-advection systems for the annihilation process A+A->0
G. Krstulovic, M. Cencini and J. Bec Journal of Statistical Physics 153, 530 (2013)
  [pdf] Species abundances and lifetimes: From neutral to niche-stabilized communities
S. Pigolotti, M. Cencini Journal of Theoretical Biology 338, 1 (2013)
  [pdf] Lyapunov analysis: from dynamical systems theory to applications
M. Cencini and F. Ginelli Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 46 , 250301 (2013)
[Preface to the special issue]
  [pdf] Finite Size Lyapunov Exponent: review on applications
M. Cencini and A. Vulpiani Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 46 , 254019 (2013)
  [pdf] The prediction of future from the past: an old problem from a modern perspective
F. Cecconi, M. Cencini, M. Falcioni and A. Vulpiani American Journal of Physics 80, 1001 (2012)
  [pdf] What ecological factors shape species-area curves in neutral models?
M. Cencini, M. A. Munoz and S. Pigolotti
PLoS ONE 7(6), e38232 (2012)
  [pdf] Invasions in heterogeneous habitats in the presence of advection
D. Vergni, S. Iannaccone, S. Berti and M. Cencini
Journal of Theoretical Biology 301, 141 (2012)
  [pdf] Nonlinear superposition of direct and inverse cascades in two-dimensional turbulence forced at large and small scales
M. Cencini, P. Muratore-Ginanneschi and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review Letters 107, 174502 (2011)
  [pdf] Spatial and velocity statistics of inertial particles in turbulent flows
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte and F. Toschi
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 333, 012003 (2011)
  [pdf] Coexistence and invasibility in a two-species competition model with habitat-preference
S. Pigolotti and M. Cencini
Journal of Theoretical Biology 265, 609 (2010)
  [pdf] Intermittency in the velocity distribution of heavy particles in turbulence
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A.S. Lanotte, F. Toschi
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 646, 527 (2010)
  [pdf] Synchronization of spatio-temporal chaos as an absorbing phase transition: a study in 2+1 dimensions
F. Ginelli, M. Cencini, A. Torcini
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Th.and Exp P12018, (2009)
  [pdf] Speciation-rate dependence in species-area relationships
S. Pigolotti and M. Cencini
Journal of Theoretical Biology 260, 83 (2009)
  [pdf] Chaotic synchronizations of spatially extended systems as non-equilibrium phase transitions
M. Cencini, C.J. Tessone and A. Torcini
Chaos 18, 037125 (2008)
  [pdf] Quantifying turbulence induced segregation of inertial particles
E. Calzavarini, M. Cencini, D. Lohse and F. Toschi
Physical Review Letters 101, 084504 (2008)
  [pdf] Universal intermittent properties of particle trajectories in highly turbulent flows
A. Arneodo, R. Benzi, J. Berg, L. Biferale, E. Bodenschatz, A. Busse, E. Calzavarini, B. Castaing, M. Cencini, L. Chevillard, R. Fisher, R. Grauer, H. Homann, D. Lamb, A.S. Lanotte, E. Leveque, B. Luethi, J. Mann, N. Mordant, W.-C. Mueller, S. Ott, N.T. Ouellette, J.-F. Pinton, S. B. Pope, S.G. Roux, F. Toschi, H. Xu, P.K. Yeung
Physical Review Letters 100, 254504 (2008)
  [pdf] Stochastic suspensions of heavy particles
J. Bec, M. Cencini, R. Hillerbrand and K. Turitsyn
Physica D 237 2037 (2008)
  [pdf] Lagrangian Structure Functions in Turbulence: A Quantitative Comparison between Experiment and Direct Numerical Simulation
L. Biferale, E. Bodenschatz, M. Cencini, A.S. Lanotte, N.T. Ouellette, F. Toschi and H. Xu
Physics of Fluids 20 ,065103 (2008)
  [pdf] Transport properties in chaotic and non-chaotic many particle systems
F. Cecconi, M. Cencini and A. Vulpiani
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Th.and Exp.   P12001 (2007)
  [pdf] Macroscopic equations for the adiabatic piston
M. Cencini, L. Palatella, S. Pigolotti and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review E  76, 051103 (2007)
  [pdf] Hydrodynamics and growth laws in lamellar ordering
M. Cencini, D. Diacono and G. Gonnella
Europhysics Letters  79, 26004 (2007)
  [pdf] Heavy particle concentration in turbulence at dissipative and inertial scales
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
Physics Review Letters  98, 084502 (2007)
  [pdf] Clustering of Heavy particles in random self-similar flows
J. Bec, M. Cencini and R. Hillenbrand
Physics Review E (Rapid Comm.)  75, 025301 (2007)
  [pdf] Heavy particles in incompressible flows: the large Stokes number asymptotics
J. Bec, M. Cencini and R. Hillenbrand
Physica D  226, 11 (2007)
  [pdf] Synchronization of extended chaotic systems with long-range interactions: an analogy to Levy-flight spreading of epidemics
C.J. Tessone, M. Cencini and A. Torcini
Physical Review Letters  97 , 224101 (2006)
  [pdf] Lyapunov exponents of heavy particles in turbulence
J. Bec, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, M. Cencini, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
Physics of Fluids (Letter to the Editor)   18 , 091702 (2006)
  [pdf] On the effects of vortex trapping on the velocity statistics of tracers and heavy particle in turbulent flows
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte and F. Toschi
Physics of Fluids (Letter to the Editor)   18 , 081702 (2006)
  [pdf] Large-scale influences on meso-scale modelling for scalar transport
M. Cencini, A. Mazzino, S. Musacchio and A. Vulpiani
Physica D   220 , 146 (2006)
  [pdf] Dynamics and statistics of heavy particles in turbulent flows
M. Cencini, J. Bec, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
Journal of Turbulence   7 , 1 (2006)
  [pdf] Acceleration statistics of heavy particles in turbulence
J. Bec, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio, and F. Toschi
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   550, 349 (2006)
  [pdf] Thin front propagation in random shear flows
M. Chinappi, M. Cencini and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review E   73, 016308 (2006)
  [pdf] Turbulence and coarsening in active and passive binary mixtures
S. Berti, G. Boffetta, M. Cencini and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review Letters  95 , 224501 (2005)
  [pdf] Nonlinearly driven transverse synchronization in coupled chaotic systems
M. Cencini and A. Torcini
Physica D   208 , 191 (2005)
  [pdf] Clustering and collisions of heavy particles in random smooth flows
J. Bec, A. Celani, M. Cencini and S. Musacchio
Physics of Fluids   17 073301 (2005)
  [pdf] Brownian motion and diffusion: from stochastic processes to chaos and beyond
F. Cecconi, M. Cencini, M. Falcioni and A. Vulpiani
Chaos   15 , 026102 (2005)
  [pdf] Shear effects in passive scalars spectra
A. Celani, M. Cencini, M. Vergassola, D. Vincenzi and E. Villermaux
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   523 , 99 (2005)
  [pdf] Active and passive fields face to face
A. Celani, M.Cencini, A. Mazzino and M. Vergassola
New Journal of Physics   6 , 72 (2004)
  [pdf] Going forth and back in time: a fast and parsimonious algorithm for mixed initial/final-value problems
A. Celani, M. Cencini and A. Noullez
Physica D   195 , 283 (2004)
  [pdf] Anomalous scaling and universality in hydrodynamic systems with power-law forcing
L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, M. Sbragaglia and F. Toschi
New Journal of Physics   6, 37 (2004)
  [pdf] Inverse velocity statistics in two dimensional turbulence
L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte and D. Vergni
Physics of Fluids   15 1012 (2003)
  [pdf] Thin front propagation in steady and unsteady flows
M. Cencini, A. Torcini, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physics of Fluids   15 , 679 (2003)
  [pdf] Active vs passive scalar turbulence
A. Celani, M. Cencini, A. Mazzino and M. Vergassola
Physical Review Letters   89 , 234502 (2002)
  [pdf] Front speed enhancement in cellular flows
M. Abel, M. Cencini, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Chaos   12 , 481 (2002)
  [pdf] Closure of two dimensional turbulence: the role of pressure gradients
G. Boffetta, M. Cencini and J. Davoudi
Physical Review E   66, 017301 (2002)
  [pdf] Predictability: a way to characterize complexity
G. Boffetta, M. Cencini, M. Falcioni and A. Vulpiani
Physics Reports   356 , 367 (2002)
  [pdf] Inverse Statistics of Smooth Signals: The Case of Two Dimensional Turbulence
L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review Letters   87 , 124501 (2001)
  [pdf] Linear and Non linear information flow in spatially extended systems
M. Cencini and A. Torcini
Physical Review E   63, 056201 (2001)
  [pdf] Chaotic advection and relative dispersion in a convective flow
G. Boffetta, M. Cencini, S. Espa and G. Querzoli
Physics of Fluids   12 , 3160 (2000).
  [pdf] Exit-Times and ε-Entropy for Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Turbulence
M. Abel, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, M. Falcioni, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physica D   147 , 12 (2000).
  [pdf] Chaos or Noise --- Difficulties of a distinction
M. Cencini, M. Falcioni, E. Olbrich, H. Kantz and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review E   62, 427 (2000)
  [pdf] An exit time approach to ( ε, τ)-entropy
M. Abel, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, M. Falcioni, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review Letters   84, 6002 (2000)
  [pdf] On the exit-time approach for ε-entropy and turbulent signals
M. Abel, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, M. Falcioni, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physica A 280, 49 (2000).
  [pdf] Non Asymptotic Properties of Transport and Mixing
G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini, G. Lacorata and A. Vulpiani
Chaos   10 ,50 (2000)
  [pdf] The predictability in systems with an uncertainty in the evolution equation
G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini, G. Lacorata and A. Vulpiani
Journal of Physics A: math. gen.  33 , 1313 (2000)
  [pdf] Transport in finite size systems: an exit time approach
P. Castiglione, M. Cencini, A. Vulpiani and E. Zambianchi
Chaos   9 , 871 (1999)
  [pdf] Exit time of turbulent signals: a way to detect the Intermediate Dissipative Range
L. Biferale, M. Cencini, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physical Review E (Rapid Comm.)   60, R6295 (1999)
  [pdf] Experimental evidence of chaotic advection in a convective flow
G. Boffetta, M. Cencini, S. Espa and G. Querzoli
Europhysics Letters   48 , 629 (1999)
  [pdf] Mixing in a Meandering Jet: a Markovian Approximation
M. Cencini, G. Lacorata, A. Vulpiani and E. Zambianchi
Journal of Physical Oceanography   29 , 2578 (1999).
  [pdf] Macroscopic chaos in globally coupled maps
M. Cencini, M. Falcioni, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Physica D   130 , 58 (1999)
  [pdf] Dispersion of passive tracers in closed basins: Beyond the diffusion coefficient
V. Artale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini and A. Vulpiani
Physics of Fluids   9 , 3162 (1997)
  [pdf] Intermittency in stochastically perturbed turbulent models
L. Biferale, M. Cencini, D. Pierotti and A. Vulpiani
Journal of Statistical Physics   88 , 1117 (1997)



Chapters in Books [top]

logo_ISC.png From the Law of Large Numbers to Large Deviation Theory in Statistical Physics: An Introduction
F. Cecconi, M. Cencini, A. Puglisi, D. Vergni, A. Vulpiani
in Large Deviations in Physics: The legacy of the law of large numbers Eds. F. Cecconi, M. Cencini, A. Puglisi, D. Vergni, A. Vulpiani Series: Lecture Notes in Physics , Vol. 885 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2015) p.1--27
  The role of chaos for the validity of statistical mechanics
M. Cencini, F. Cecconi, A. Falcioni and A. Vulpiani
in The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Problem Eds. G. Gallavotti Series: Lecture Notes in Physics , Vol. 728 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2007) p.123
  Inert and reactive transport
M. Cencini, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
in Chaotic Dynamics and Transport in Classical and Quantum Systems Eds. P. Collet, M. Courbage, S. Métens, A. Neishtadt and G. Zaslavsky, (Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2005) p. 365
  Systémes de réaction-diffusion: propagation de fronts et structures spatiales
M. Cencini, C. Lopez and D. Vergni
in L'héritage de Kolmogorov en physique Eds. A. Vulpiani and R. Livi. (Belin, Paris, 2003) p.197. (In French)
  Reaction-Diffusion systems: front propagation and spatial structures
M. Cencini, C. Lopez and D. Vergni
in The Kolmogorov legacy in physics Eds. A. Vulpiani and R. Livi. Lecture notes in physics (Springer, Berlin, 2003) p.187.

Refereed Conference Proceedings [top]

  [pdf] Spatial and velocity statistics of inertial particles in turbulent flows
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte and F. Toschi
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 333, 012003 (2011)
  [pdf] About scaling properties of relative velocity between heavy particles in turbulence A. S. Lanotte, J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, F. Toschi
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 318, 052010 (2011)
  [pdf] Heavy particle clustering in turbulent flows
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
in IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence, (Univ. Nagoya, 2006) Vol.4, 79 (2008)
  [pdf] Acceleration statistics of inertial particles from high resolution DNS turbulence
F. Toschi, J. Bec, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte and S. Musacchio
in IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence, (Univ. Nagoya, 2006) Vol.4, 73 (2008)
  [pdf] Influence of a mean shear on the spectrum of passive scalar fluctuations
A. Celani, M. Cencini, M. Vergassola, E. Villermaux, D. Vincenzi
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 7, 1101301 (2007)
  Clustering of heavy particles in turbulent flows
J. Bec, L. Biferale, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
in Advances in Turbulence XI, Eds J.M.L.M. Palma and A. Silva Lopes, p 421 (2007).
  Acceleration statistics of heavy particles in turbulent flows
A.S. Lanotte, J. Bec, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani. M. Cencini, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
Advances in Turbulence XI, Editors J.M.L.M. Palma and A. Silva Lopes, p 115 (2007).
  [pdf] Concentration and segregation of particles and bubbles by turbulence
E. Calzavarini, M. Cencini, D. Loshe and F. Toschi
in Advances in Turbulence XI, Eds J.M.L.M. Palma and A. Silva Lopes, p 418 (2007).
  Lyapunov exponents of Heavy Particles in Turbulent Flows
J. Bec, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani. M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
in Advances in Turbulence XI, Eds J.M.L.M. Palma and A. Silva Lopes, p 109 (2007).
  Inertial particles in turbulence
L. Biferale, J. Bec, G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini, A. Lanotte, S. Musacchio and F. Toschi
Progress in Turbulence II, Proceedings of the ITI Conference in turbulence, Bad Zwischenahn 2005, Eds. M. Oberlack et al. , Springer Proceedings in Physics 109, 207 (2007).
  The role of chaos for inert and reacting transport
M. Cencini, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
in Geometrical structures of phase space in multi-dimensional chaos Advances in Chemical Physics, Vol. 130 ed. M. Toda, T. Komatsuzaki, T. Konishi, R.S. Berry and S.A. Rice (John Wiley and Sons Inc, 2005).
  Active versus Passive scalar turbulence
A. Celani, A. Cencini, A. Mazzino and M. Vergassola
in Advances in Turbulence X p. 259 eds H.I. Andersson and P.A. Krogstad (Trondheim, Norway, 2004)
  Complex behavior in extended systems: beyond the Lyapunov exponent
M. Cencini, M. Falcioni, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
in Dynamical Systems: from Cristal to Chaos Eds. J.M. Gambaudo, P. Hubert, P. Tisseur and S. Vaienti (World Scientific, 2000) p.~34.
  Exit-times of turbulent signals
L. Biferale, M. Cencini, D. Vergni and A. Vulpiani
Advances in Turbulence VIII ed. C. Dopazo (CIMNE, Barcellona 2000)
  Exit time approach for Lagrangian and Eulerian Turbulence
A. Vulpiani, L. Biferale, G. Boffetta, A. Celani, M. Cencini and D. Vergni
in Intermittency in turbulent flows Ed. J.C. Vassilicos (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999) p. 223