Under review


Mohammad Yaghoubi, Javier G. Orlandi, Alexander Kipp, Michael Colicos, and Jörn Davidsen

Criticality and universality in neuronal cultures during up and down states

in preparation (2023).


Anja Rabus, Davor Curic, Victorita E. Ivan, Ingrid M. Esteves, Majid H. Mohajerani, Aaron J. Gruber and Jörn Davidsen

Different paths of information routing preserve scale-free neuronal and behavioral dynamics

in preparation (2023).


Davor Curic, Donovan M. Ashby, Alexander McGirr and Jörn Davidsen

Existence of multiple transitions of the critical state due to anesthetics

in preparation (2023).


Andrew Patton, Thomas Goebel, Grzegorz Kwiatek and Jörn Davidsen

What controls the characteristics of compressive failure and accelerated seismic release?

submitted (2023).


Youssef Kora, Salma Salhi, Jörn Davidsen and Christoph Simon

Global excitability and network structure in the human brain

submitted (2022).


Kamran Karimi and Jörn Davidsen

Separating primary and secondary mechanisms for seismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing

submitted (2022).


Davor Curic, Surjeet Singh, Majid Mohajerani, and Jörn Davidsen

Spatial-temporal analysis of neural desynchronization in sleep-like states reveals critical dynamics

submitted (2022).


Victorita E. Ivan, David T. Cuesta, Davor Curic, Ingrid Esteves, Majid Mohajerani, Bruce L. McNaughton, Jörn Davidsen, and Aaron J. Gruber

The psychedelic ibogaine disrupts cognitive maps.

submitted (2021).


Javier Orlandi, Deyanell Hernandez, Sarah Leong, Jörn Davidsen and Michael Colicos

Neuroligin 3 expression in astrocytes mediates neuron/glial communication

submitted (2020).


Hon Wai Lau, Jörn Davidsen, and Christoph Simon

Chimera patterns in conservative systems and ultracold atoms with mediated nonlocal hopping

submitted, preprint arXiv:1708.04375.

Peer-reviewed articles


Grzegorz Kwiatek, Patricia Martínez‐Garzón, Jörn Davidsen, Peter Malin, Aino Karjalainen, Marco Bohnhoff, Georg Dresen

Limited earthquake interaction during a geothermal hydraulic stimulation in Helsinki, Finland

J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 127, e2022JB024354 (2022), preprint.


Joseph Hickey, Lyndsay Campbell, and Jörn Davidsen

The Influence of Landmark Judgments and Statutory Changes on the Family Litigation Explosion: A Citation Network Analysis

Canadian Journal of Family Law 34, 141 (2022).


Maria Masoliver, Jörn Davidsen, and Wilten Nicola

Embedded Chimera States in Recurrent Neural Networks

Commun. Phys. 5, 205 (2022).


Ziyan Li, David Eaton, and Jörn Davidsen

Short-term forecasting of Mmax during hydraulic fracturing

Nature's Scientific Reports 12, 12509 (2022).


Omid Khajehdehi, David Eaton, and Jörn Davidsen

Spatiotemporal Clustering of Seismicity in the Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area

Frontiers in Earth Science 10, 894549 (2022).


Omid Khajehdehi, Kamran Karimi and Jörn Davidsen

The effect of correlated permeability on fluid-induced seismicity

Geophys. Res. Lett. 49, e2021GL095199 (2022).


Nauman Hafeez Sultan, Kamran Karimi and Jörn Davidsen

Sheared granular matter & the empirical relations of seismicity

Phys. Rev. E 105, 024901 (2022), preprint arXiv:2107.11240.


Davor Curic, Victorita E. Ivan, David T. Cuesta, Ingrid Esteves, Majid Mohajerani, Aaron J. Gruber, and Jörn Davidsen

Deconstructing scale-free neuronal avalanches: behavioral transitions and neuronal response

J. Phys. Complex. 2, 045010 (2021).


Jörn Davidsen, Thomas Goebel, Grzegorz Kwiatek, Sergei Stanchits, Jordi Baro, and Georg Dresen

What controls the presence and characteristics of aftershocks in rock fracture in the lab?

J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 126, e2021JB022539 (2021).


Kamran Karimi and Jörn Davidsen

Aftershock triggering and spatial aftershock zones in fluid-driven settings: Discriminating induced seismicity from natural swarms

Geophys. Res. Lett. 48, e2020GL092267 (2021).


Jordi Baro, Mehdi Pouragha, Richard Wan and Jörn Davidsen

Quasistatic kinetic avalanches and self-organized criticality in deviatorically loaded granular media

Phys. Rev. E 104, 024901 (2021), preprint arXiv:2105.06375.


Zahra Jafari, Zahra Rezaei, Navvab Afrashteh, Reza Torabi, Surjeet Singh, Bryan E. Kolb, Jörn Davidsen and Majid H. Mohajerani

Prenatal Stress Dysregulates Resting-State Functional Connectivity and Sensory Motifs

Neurobiology of Stress 15, 100345 (2021), preprint bioRxiv:268359.


Ayush Mandwal, Javier Orlandi, Christoph Simon, and Jörn Davidsen

A biochemical mechanism for time-encoding memory formation within individual synapses of Purkinje cells

PLoS ONE 16, e0251172 (2021), preprint bioRxiv:596148.


Daniel Korchinski, Javier Orlandi, Seung-Woo Son and Jörn Davidsen

Criticality in spreading processes without time-scale separation and the critical brain hypothesis

Phys. Rev. X 11, 021059 (2021), preprint arXiv:1908.08163.


Cole Lord-May, Jordi Baro, David W. Eaton, and Jörn Davidsen

Seismic hazard due to fluid injections

Phys. Rev. Research 2, 043324 (2020).


Andres F. Zambrano Moreno and Jörn Davidsen

Magnitude correlations in a self-similar aftershock rates model of seismicity

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 27, 1 (2020).


Isaura Oliver, Jakub Kopal, Jaroslav Hlinka, and Jörn Davidsen

Quantifying the variability in resting-state networks

Entropy 21, 882 (2019).


Reza Torabi and Jörn Davidsen

Pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems in the presence of non-Markovian diffusion 

Physical Review E 100, 052217 (2019), preprint arXiv:1907.05304.


Joseph Hickey and Jörn Davidsen

Self-organization and time-stability of social hierarchies

PLoS ONE 14, e0211403 (2019), preprint arXiv:1712.03407. See also news article in UToday.


Heetae Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Jörn Davidsen, and Seung-Woo Son

Multistability and variations in basin of attraction of power-grid systems

New Journal of Physics 20, 113006 (2018), preprint arXiv:1807.09420.


Jordi Baro, Karin A. Dahmen, Jörn Davidsen, Antoni Planes, Pedro O. Castillo, Guillaume F. Nataf, Ekhard K. H. Salje, and Eduard Vives

Experimental evidence of accelerated seismic release without critical failure in acoustic emissions of compressed nanoporous materials

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 245501 (2018), preprint arXiv:1803.09293.


Jordi Baro and Jörn Davidsen

Universal avalanche statistics and triggering close to failure in a mean field model of rheological fracture

Phys. Rev. E 97, 033002 (2018), preprint arXiv:1801.01930. See also news article in APS's Physics Central.


Samira Maghsoudi, Jordi Baro, Alana Kent, David Eaton and Jörn Davidsen

Interevent triggering in microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108, 1133 (2018).


Mohammad Yaghoubi, Ty de Graaf, Javier G. Orlandi, Fernando Girotto, Michael Colicos, and Jörn Davidsen

Neuronal avalanche dynamics indicates different universality classes in neuronal cultures

Nature's Scientific Reports 8, 3417 (2018).


Jordi Baro and Jörn Davidsen

Are triggering rates of labquakes universal? Inferring triggering rates from incomplete information

The European Physical Journal Special Topics 226, 3211 (2017).


Jörn Davidsen, Grzegorz Kwiatek, Thomas Goebel, Elli-Maria Charalampidou, Sergei Stanchits, Marc Rueck, and Georg Dresen

Triggering proccesses in rock fracture

Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 068501 (2017).


Elliot A. Martin, Jaroslav Hlinka, Alexander Meinke, Filip Dechterenko, Jaroslav Tintera, Isaura Oliver and Jörn Davidsen

Network Inference and Maximum Entropy Estimation on Information Diagrams

Nature's Scientific Reports 7, 7062 (2017), preprint arXiv:1601.00336.


Samira Maghsoudi, David Eaton and Jörn Davidsen

Non-trivial clustering in microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing

Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 10.1002/2016GL070983 (2016).


Hon Wai Lau and Jörn Davidsen

Linked and knotted chimera filaments in oscillatory systems

Phys. Rev. E 94, 010204(R) (2016), selected for Kaleidoscope, preprint arXiv:1509.02774.


Elliot A. Martin, Jaroslav Hlinka and Jörn Davidsen

Pairwise network information and nonlinear correlations

Phys. Rev. E 94040301(R) (2016), preprint arXiv:1601.00334.


Jörn Davidsen and Marco Baiesi

Self-similar aftershock rates

Phys. Rev. E 94, 022314 (2016), highlighted as Editor's Suggestion, preprint arXiv:1606.03958.


Ghislain St-Yves and Jörn Davidsen

Influence of the medium's dimensionality on defect mediated turbulence

Phys. Rev. E 91, 032926 (2015).


Jörn Davidsen, Chad Gu and Marco Baiesi

Generalized Omori-Utsu law for aftershock sequences in southern California

Geophys. J. International 201, 965 (2015).


Sebastian Hainzl, Javad T. Moradpour and Jörn Davidsen

Static stress triggering explains the empirical aftershock distance decay

Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 8818 (2014).


Stephanie C. Stotz, Lucas Scott, Chris Drummond-Main, Yosef Avchalumov, Fernando Girotto, Jörn Davidsen, Maria Rosario Gómez-Gárcia, Jong Rho, Evgeny V Pavlov and Michael A. Colicos

Inorganic polyphosphate regulates neuronal excitability through modulation of voltage-gated channels

Molecular Brain 7, 42 (2014).


David W. Eaton, Jörn Davidsen, Per Kent Pedersen and Neda Boroumand

Breakdown of the Gutenberg-Richter relation for microearthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturing: influence of stratabound fractures

Geophysical Prospecting 62, 806 (2014).


Javad T. Moradpour, Sebastian Hainzl and Jörn Davidsen

Non-trivial decay of aftershock density with distance in Southern California

J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 119, 5518 (2014).


Elliot Martin and Jörn Davidsen

Estimating time delays for constructing dynamical networks

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 21, 929 (2014).


Nicholas Moloney and Jörn Davidsen

Stationarity of extreme bursts in the solar wind

Phys. Rev. E 89, 052812 (2014).


Jörn Davidsen, Aicko Y. Schumann and Mark Naylor

Are scale-invariant stress orientations related to seismicity rates near the San Andreas fault?

Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 6074 (2013).


Chad Gu, Ghislain St-Yves and Jörn Davidsen

Spiral wave chimeras in complex-oscillatory and chaotic systems

Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 134101 (2013).


Elliot Martin, Maya Paczuski and Jörn Davidsen

Interpretation of link fluctuations in climate networks during El Nino periods

EPL 102, 48003 (2013).


Robert Shcherbakov, Jörn Davidsen and Kristy Tiampo

Record-breaking avalanches in driven threshold systems

Phys. Rev. E 87, 052811 (2013), preprint arXiv:1305.2148.


Fernando Girotto, Lucas Scott, Yosef Avchalumov, Jacqueline Harris, Stephanie Iannattone, Chris Drummond-Main, Rose Tobias, Luis Bello-Espinosa, Jong Rho, Jörn Davidsen, G. Campbell Teskey and Michael A. Colicos

High dose folic acid supplementation of rats alters synaptic transmission and seizure susceptibility in offspring

Nature Scientific Reports 3, 1465 (2013).


Chad Gu, Aicko Y. Schumann, Marco Baiesi and Jörn Davidsen

Triggering cascades and statistical properties of aftershocks

J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 118, 4278 (2013).


Jörn Davidsen and Grzegorz Kwiatek

Earthquake interevent time distribution for induced micro-, nano- and picoseismicity

Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 068501 (2013).


Taylor Cameron and Jörn Davidsen

Induced spiral motion in cardiac tissue due to alternans

Phys. Rev. E 86, 061908 (2012).


Jörn Davidsen, Grzegorz Kwiatek and Georg Dresen

No evidence of magnitude clustering in an aftershock sequence of nano- and picoseismicity

Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 038501 (2012).


Aicko Y. Schumann, Nicholas Moloney and Jörn Davidsen

Extreme value and record statistics in heavy-tailed processes with long-range memory

in "Extreme events and natural hazards - the complexity perspective", AGU Monograph 196, 315 (2012), preprint arXiv:1109.0294.


James Reid, Hugues Chate and Jörn Davidsen

Filament turbulence in oscillatory media

EPL 94, 68003 (2011).


Thomas Schweigler and Jörn Davidsen

Clustering of extreme and recurrent events in deterministic chaotic systems

Phys. Rev. E 84, 016202 (2011).


Nicholas Moloney and Jörn Davidsen

Extreme bursts in the solar wind

Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L14111 (2011).


Jörn Davidsen and Adam Green

Are earthquake magnitudes clustered?

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 108502 (2011).


Blas Echebarria, Georg Röder, Harald Engel, Jörn Davidsen and Markus Bär

Supernormal conduction in cardiac tissue promotes concordant alternans and action potential bunching

Phys. Rev. E 83, 040902(R) (2011).


Ghislain St-Yves and Jörn Davidsen

Defect mediated turbulence in a locally quasiperiodic chemical medium

J. Chem. Phys. 133, 044909 (2010).


Amer Shreim, Andrew Berdahl, Florian Greil, Jörn Davidsen and Maya Paczuski

Attractor and basin entropies of random Boolean networks under asynchronous update

Phys. Rev. E 82, 035102(R) (2010), preprint arXiv:1003.2120.


Kris Vasudevan, David W. Eaton and Jörn Davidsen

Intraplate seismicity in Canada: A graph theoretic approach to data analysis and interpretation

Nonlin. Proc. in Geophys. 17, 513 (2010).


Tiago P. Peixoto, Katharina Doblhoff-Dier and Jörn Davidsen

Spatiotemporal correlations of aftershock sequences

J. Geophys. Res. 115, B10309 (2010), preprint arXiv:1004.1924.


Nicholas R. Moloney and Jörn Davidsen

Extreme value statistics in the solar wind: an application to correlated Levy processes

J. Geophys. Res. 115, A10114 (2010).


Jörn Davidsen and James Griffin

Volatility of unevenly sampled fractional Brownian motion: An application to ice core records

Phys. Rev. E 81, 016107 (2010).


Nicholas R. Moloney and Jörn Davidsen

Extreme value statistics and return intervals in long-range correlated uniform deviates

Phys. Rev. E 79, 041131 (2009), preprint arXiv:0905.0921.


Andrew Berdahl, Amer Shreim, Vishal Sood, Maya Paczuski and Jörn Davidsen

Random sampling versus exact enumeration of attractors in random Boolean networks

New J. Phys. 11, 043024 (2009), preprint arXiv:0904.3948.


Andrew Berdahl, Amer Shreim, Vishal Sood, Jörn Davidsen and Maya Paczuski

Avalanches, branching ratios, and clustering of attractors in random Boolean Networks and in the segment polarity network of Drosophila

New J. Phys. 10, 063002 (2008), preprint arXiv:0805.0326.


Tiago P. Peixoto and Jörn Davidsen

Network of recurrent events in the Olami-Feder-Christensen model

Phys. Rev. E 77, 066107 (2008), preprint arXiv:0803.1404.


Jörn Davidsen, Meng Zhan and Raymond Kapral

Filament-induced surface spiral turbulence

Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 208302 (2008).


Jörn Davidsen, Peter Grassberger and Maya Paczuski

Networks of recurrent events, a theory of records, and an application to finding causal signatures in seismicity

Phys. Rev. E 77, 066104 (2008), preprint physics/0701190.


Jörn Davidsen and Maya Paczuski

Reply to Comment on "Analysis of the spatial distribution between successive earthquakes"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 179802 (2007), preprint arXiv:0805.0755.


Jörn Davidsen, Sergei Stanchits and Georg Dresen

Scaling and universality in rock fracture

Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 125502 (2007), preprint cond-mat/0610720. See also news article in IOPP's Physics Web.


Jörn Davidsen, Peter Grassberger and Maya Paczuski

Earthquake recurrence as a record breaking process

Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, L11304 (2006), preprint physics/0507082.


Han Wei, G. Lilienkamp, Jörn Davidsen, Markus Bär and Ronald Imbihl

Nucleation of spiral wave patterns at surface defects

Phys. Rev. E 73, 016210 (2006).


Jörn Davidsen, Alexander Mikhailov and Raymond Kapral

Front explosion in a periodically forced surface reaction

Phys. Rev. E 72, 046214 (2005), preprint nlin.PS/0610064.


Jörn Davidsen and Maya Paczuski

Analysis of the spatial distribution between successive earthquakes

Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 048501 (2005), preprint cond-mat/0411297, and selected for Complexity Digest.


Jörn Davidsen, Ronaldo Erichsen, Raymond Kapral and Hugues Chate

From ballistic to Brownian vortex motion in complex oscillatory media

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 018305 (2004), preprint nlin.PS/0410033.


Jörn Davidsen and Christian Goltz

Are seismic waiting time distributions universal?

Geophys. Res. Lett. 31, L21612 (2004), preprint cond-mat/0410444.


Jörn Davidsen, Leon Glass and Raymond Kapral

Topological constraints on spiral wave dynamics in spherical geometries with inhomogeneous excitability

Phys. Rev. E 70, 056203 (2004), and selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 8, Issue 10 (2004), preprint nlin.PS/0308034.


Jörn Davidsen, Istvan Kiss, John L. Hudson and Raymond Kapral

Rapid convergence of time-averaged frequency in phase synchronized systems

Phys. Rev. E 68, 026217 (2003), preprint cond-mat/0304485.


Jörn Davidsen and Raymond Kapral

Defect-mediated turbulence in systems with local deterministic chaos

Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 058303 (2003), preprint nlin.PS/0301007.


Holger Ebel, Jörn Davidsen and Stefan Bornholdt

Dynamics of social networks

Complexity 8, Issue 2, 24 (2003), preprint cond-mat/0301260, and selected for Complexity Digest.


Jörn Davidsen and Raymond Kapral

Phase synchronization and topological defects in inhomogeneous media

Phys. Rev. E 66, 055202(R) (2002), preprint cond-mat/0207619.


Jörn Davidsen, Holger Ebel and Stefan Bornholdt

Emergence of a small world from local interactions: Modeling acquaintance networks

Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 128701 (2002), and selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 3, Issue 6 (2002), preprint cond-mat/0108302.


Jörn Davidsen and Maya Paczuski

1/f noise from correlations between avalanches in self-organized criticality

Phys. Rev. E 66, 050101(R) (2002), preprint cond-mat/0105532.


Jörn Davidsen and Heinz Georg Schuster

Simple model for 1/f noise

Phys. Rev. E 65, 026120 (2002), and selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 3, Issue 3 (2002), preprint cond-mat/0201198.


Jörn Davidsen and Norbert Lüthje

Comment on 1/f noise in the Bak-Sneppen Model

Phys. Rev. E 63, 063101 (2001), and selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 2, Issue 6 (2001), preprint cond-mat/0201201.


Jörn Davidsen and Heinz Georg Schuster

1/f noise from self-organized critical models with uniform driving

Phys. Rev. E 62, 6111 (2000), preprint cond-mat/0010158.

Editorials, extended abstracts & non-peer-reviewed articles


Harold Hastings, Jörn Davidsen, and Henry Leung

Challenges in the analysis of complex systems: introduction and overview

The European Physical Journal Special Topics 226, 3185 (2017).


Jörn Davidsen

Symmetry-breaking spirals

Nature Physics, doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0014-7 (2017).


Roshan Achal and Jörn Davidsen

Exploring the mysteries of the human brain with physics

Physics in Canada 68, 139 (2012).


S. Lovejoy, F. Agterberg, A. Carsteanu, Q. Cheng, J. Davidsen, H. Gaonac'h, V. Gupta, I. L'Heureux, W. Liu, S. W. Morris, S. Sharma, R. Shcherbakov, A. Tarquis, D. Turcotte, V. Uritsky

Nonlinear geophysics: why we need it

EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 90, 455 (2009).


Kevin E. Bassler, Jörn Davidsen and Maya Paczuski

Flux flow noise and braided rivers of superconducting vortices

preprint cond-mat/0110641.



Jörn Davidsen (2001): Models for 1/f noise

PhD thesis, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Kiel, Germany.


Jörn Davidsen (1998): Critical Exponents and Renormalization

Master paper, Physics Department, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.