# Fermi, Pasta, Ulam, and a mysterious lady

@article{Dauxois2008FermiPU, title={Fermi, Pasta, Ulam, and a mysterious lady}, author={Thierry Dauxois}, journal={Physics Today}, year={2008}, volume={61}, pages={55-57} }

The computations for the first-ever numerical experiment were performed by a young woman named Mary Tsingou. After decades of omission, it is time to recognize her contribution.

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Modified Hamiltonian Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou arrays which exhibit nonlinear supratransmission

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The anti-Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou problem in one-dimensional diatomic lattices

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We study the thermalization dynamics of one-dimensional diatomic lattices (which represents the simplest system possessing multi-branch phonons), exemplified by the famous Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou…

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We investigate the long term evolution of trajectories in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) system, using as a probe the first non-trivial integral $J$ in the hierarchy of integrals of the corresponding…

From the Fermi–Pasta–Ulam Model to Higher-Order Nonlinear Evolution Equations

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Exact discrete resonances in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou system

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Alwyn C. Scott, a subversive character in Biological Physics

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Coexistence of Ballistic and Fourier Regimes in the β Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou Lattice.

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- 2020

Evidence is given that, in steady state conditions, the local wave energy spectrum can be naturally split into modes that are essentially ballistic (noninteracting or scarcely interacting) and kinetic modes (interacting enough to relax to local thermodynamic equilibrium).

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