Figure 1 (IMAGE) Institute for Basic Science Caption Schematic representation of the Unitary Circuit Map model. (a) The black arrow on the right shows the direction of time as the particles, represented by small blue circles, evolve. The yellow squares represent the transformations that couple the particles. The green squares indicate the chaos-inducing nonlinear transformations. (b) Depending on the parameters selected, the inter-particle coupling may be of a short-range (left) or long-range (right) nature. This ultimately affects the emerging time scales of chaotic dynamics. Credit Institute for Basic Science Usage Restrictions Attribution Required License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.