2020 journal article

Physics-enhanced neural networks learn order and chaos

Physical Review E.

Source: ORCID
Added: June 19, 2020

Conventional artificial neural networks are powerful tools in science and industry, but they can fail when applied to nonlinear systems where order and chaos coexist. We use neural networks that incorporate the structures and symmetries of Hamiltonian dynamics to predict phase space trajectories even as nonlinear systems transition from order to chaos. We demonstrate Hamiltonian neural networks on the canonical Henon-Heiles system, which models diverse dynamics from astrophysics to chemistry. The power of the technique and the ubiquity of chaos suggest widespread utility.