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First-order synchronization transition in a large population of strongly coupled relaxation oscillators

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Science Advances  23 Sep 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 39, eabb2637
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb2637

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vol. 6 no. 39

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  • Received for publication February 11, 2020
  • Accepted for publication August 5, 2020
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  1. Dumitru Călugăru1,2,
  2. Jan Frederik Totz3,4,5,*,
  3. Erik A. Martens6 and
  4. Harald Engel3
  1. 1Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK.
  2. 2Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
  3. 3Institute of Theoretical Physics, Technical University Berlin, EW 7-1, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin, Germany.
  4. 4Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  5. 5Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  6. 6Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark, Richard Petersens Plads, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: jantotz{at}


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