Chaos is a word which is, in Science, very often quickly associated with the overgeneralized butterfly effect, inherited from the title of a talk given in 1972 by Edward Lorenz, one of the great contributors to the so-called Chaos theory. This theory is a branch of the nonlinear dynamical systems (NDS) theory which was boosted by Poincaré’s works at the late 19th century. It was then further developed by many great mathematicians for few decades. In the 1960s, with the occurence of computers, chaos theory emerged as a new methodology which is neither “pure” mathematics nor disconnected from the strongly mathematical NDS theory. The scientists working on chaos constitute a very interdisciplinary community whose emergence is associated with a high rate of disciplinary migration. Some of its contributors describe here how this migration occured.
|Number of pages||21|
|Early online date||7 May 2021|
|Publication status||Published - May 2021|