Order out of Randomness: Self-Organization Processes in Astrophysics

  title={Order out of Randomness: Self-Organization Processes in Astrophysics},
  author={Markus J. Aschwanden and Felix Scholkmann and William B{\'e}thune and Werner K. Schmutz and Valentina I. Abramenko and Mark C. M. Cheung and Daniel M{\"u}ller and A. O. Benz and Guennadi Chernov and Alexei G. Kritsuk and Jeffrey D. Scargle and Andrew Melatos and Robert V. Wagoner and Virginia Trimble and William H. Green},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
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