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Bifurcations of hyperbolic planforms
 Journal of Nonlinear Science
, 2011
"... Motivated by a model for the perception of textures by the visual cortex in primates, we analyse the bifurcation of periodic patterns for nonlinear equations describing the state of a system defined on the space of structure tensors, when these equations are further invariant with respect to the iso ..."
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Motivated by a model for the perception of textures by the visual cortex in primates, we analyse the bifurcation of periodic patterns for nonlinear equations describing the state of a system defined on the space of structure tensors, when these equations are further invariant with respect to the isometries of this space. We show that the problem reduces to a bifurcation problem in the hyperbolic plane D (Poincaré disc). We make use of the concept of periodic lattice in D to further reduce the problem to one on a compact Riemann surface D/Γ, where Γ is a cocompact, torsionfree Fuchsian group. The knowledge of the symmetry group of this surface allows to carry out the machinery of equivariant bifurcation theory. Solutions which generically bifurcate are called ”Hplanforms”, by analogy with the ”planforms ” introduced for pattern formation in Euclidean space. This concept is applied to the case of an octagonal periodic pattern, where we are able to classify all possible Hplanforms satisfying the hypotheses of the Equivariant Branching Lemma. These patterns are however not straightforward to compute, even numerically, and in the last section we describe a method for computation illustrated with a selection of images of octagonal Hplanforms.
Thermodynamics and structure of simple liquids in the hyperbolic plane
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"... Abstract. We provide a consistent statisticalmechanical treatment for describing the thermodynamics and the structure of fluids embedded in the hyperbolic plane. In particular, we derive a generalization of the virial equation relating the bulk thermodynamic pressure to the pair correlation functio ..."
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Abstract. We provide a consistent statisticalmechanical treatment for describing the thermodynamics and the structure of fluids embedded in the hyperbolic plane. In particular, we derive a generalization of the virial equation relating the bulk thermodynamic pressure to the pair correlation function and we develop the appropriate setting for extending the integralequation approach of liquidstate theory in order to describe the fluid structure. We apply the formalism and study the influence of negative space curvature on two types of systems that have been recently considered: Coulombic systems, such as the one and twocomponent plasma models, and fluids interacting through shortrange pair potentials, such as the harddisk and the LennardJones models. Thermodynamics and structure of simple liquids in the hyperbolic plane 2 1.