Chaos 28, 045002 (2018), pp.1;
The second half of the twentieth century experienced the completion of the theoretical fundament of chemistry through exploration of the rules which determine the self organisation of systems beyond direct molecular interactions through coupling of chemical kinetics with transport processes in the framework of nonlinear dynamics. Along these lines also the bridge between chemistry and biology has to be sought. This special issue is dedicated to the memory of John L. Hudson, an eminent scientist in this field of chemical complexity. He spent most of his life as a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Virginia, but he had also a strong affinity to Germany. For more than twenty years, he had been a regular visiting scientist in Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt Awardee. His interests ranged from mathematical aspects of chaos theory to pattern formation in electrochemical reactions including coupling between different electrodes to pitting corrosion in alloys and to couple rhythmic processes in biological systems. The list of authors of the present issue reads like a kind of “who is who?” of this field with contributions ranging from mathematics to life sciences as a tribute to an excellent scientist who for many of us was a good friend.
The original publication is available by link DOI: 10.1063/1.5031433