Introduction to Supersymmetric Theory of Stochastics
Abstract
Many natural and engineered dynamical systems, including all living objects, exhibit signatures of what can be called spontaneous dynamical longrange order (DLRO). This order's omnipresence has long been recognized by the scientific community, as evidenced by a myriad of related concepts, theoretical and phenomenological frameworks, and experimental phenomena such as turbulence, $1/f$ noise, dynamical complexity, chaos and the butterfly effect, the Richter scale for earthquakes and the scalefree statistics of other sudden processes, selforganization and pattern formation, selforganized criticality, etc. Although several successful approaches to various realizations of DLRO have been established, the universal theoretical understanding of this phenomenon remained elusive. The possibility of constructing a unified theory of DLRO has emerged recently within the approximationfree supersymmetric theory of stochastics (STS). There, DLRO is the spontaneous breakdown of the topological or de Rham supersymmetry that all stochastic differential equations (SDEs) possess. This theory may be interesting to researchers with very different backgrounds because the ubiquitous DLRO is a truly interdisciplinary entity. The STS is also an interdisciplinary construction. This theory is based on dynamical systems theory, cohomological field theories, the theory of pseudoHermitian operators, and the conventional theory of SDEs. Reviewing the literature on all these mathematical disciplines can be timeconsuming. As such, a concise and selfcontained introduction to the STS, the goal of this paper, may be useful.
 Publication:

Entropy
 Pub Date:
 March 2016
 DOI:
 10.3390/e18040108
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1511.03393
 Bibcode:
 2016Entrp..18..108O
 Keywords:

 Mathematical Physics;
 Mathematics  Algebraic Topology;
 Mathematics  Dynamical Systems;
 Nonlinear Sciences  Adaptation and SelfOrganizing Systems
 EPrint:
 44 pages