|Budget Amount *help
¥13,780,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,180,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥2,340,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥540,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥3,380,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥780,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥3,250,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥750,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥4,810,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,110,000)
There are various examples of elements that exhibit self-sustained dynamics in the real world. In particular, nonlinear oscillators that generate self-sustained rhythms are ubiquitous in various fields including physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. It is well known that periodic external forcing can entrain the driven oscillators and interacting coupled oscillators can exhibit mutual synchronization. Recent studies have also revealed that the oscillators exhibit synchronization, or more generally coherence, when driven by common or correlated stochastic forcing. In this research project, we theoretically analyzed the mechanism leading to such nontrivial phenomena. Specifically, on the basis of the phase-reduction theory for nonlinear oscillators, we showed that such noise-induced synchronization phenomenon generally occurs in weakly driven oscillators and clarified its conditions.