• "Stochastic Processes and Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics" by Wio, Deza, and López, World Scientific, 2012.
  • Simulations of ductile fracture with our Ductile Random Fuse Model (DRFM). On the left the material is quasi-brittle, damage is diffuse. On the right, the material is extremely ductile and the crack localizes around the minimum energy surface across the system [Physical Review Letters 105, 155502 (2010)]
  • Order parameter at the synchronization transition of two coupled spatially extended nonlinear systems. On the right the transition is continuous (directed percolation), while on the left the transition is discontinuous [Physical Review E 71 (Rapid Comm.), 055203(R) (2005)]
  • Patterns in a model of fungal growth. Images from top to bottom correspond to decreasing food supply so that cells strive for dividing [Physical Review E 65, 021903 (2002)]
  • Lyapunov vectors in spatially extended systems are strongly localized objects. LV (left) and Singular vector (right) are plotted for a Lorenz 96 system. Under a logarithmic transform LVs can be generically treated as rough surfaces (bottom panels) [Tellus 62A, 10 (2010)]
  • Sketch of a directed small-world network constructed from a square regular lattice in d=2. Arrows indicate the direction of the corresponding link. Dotted lines represent rewired links. This network serves as a simple model for opinion spreading [Physical Review Letters 88, 048701 (2002)]
  • All images above are my own work. You can use by citing the original source.



  1. Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless phases in ultrathin PbTiO3/SrTiO3 superlattices, Fernando Gómez-Ortiz, Pablo García-Fernández, Juan M. López, and Javier Junquera, Physical Review B 106, 134106 (2022)

  2. Melting of crystals of polarization vortices and chiral phase transitions in oxide superlattices, Fernando Gómez-Ortiz, Pablo García-Fernández, Juan M. López, and Javier Junquera, Physical Review B, 105, L220103 (2022)

  3. Roughening of the anharmonic elastic interface in correlated random media, Alejandro Alés and Juan M. López, Physical Review E 104, 044108 (2021)

  4. Nonuniversal large-size asymptotics of the Lyapunov exponent in turbulent globally coupled maps, David Velasco, Juan M. López, and Diego Pazó, Physical Review E 104, 034216 (2021)

  5. Efficient harmonic oscillator chain energy harvester driven by colored noise, Mauricio Romero-Bastida and Juan M. López, Scientific Reports 10, 14306 (2020)

  6. The probabilistic backbone of data-driven complex networks: An example in climate, Catharina E. Graafland, José M. Gutiérrez, Juan M. López, Diego Pazó, Miguel A. Rodríguez, Scientific Reports 10, 11484 (2020)

  7. Surface super-roughening driven by spatiotemporally correlated noise, Alejandro Alés and Juan M. López, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2020, P033210 (2020)

  8. Faceted patterns and anomalous surface roughening driven by long-range temporally correlated noise, Alejandro Alés and Juan M. López, Physical Review E 99, 062139 (2019)

  9. Spatiotemporal Organization of Correlated Local Activity within Global Avalanches in Slowly Driven Interfaces, Ramón Planet, Juan M. López, Stéphane Santucci, and Jordi Ortín, Physical Review Letters 121, 034101 (2018)

  10. Thermal rectification in mass-graded next-nearest-neighbor Fermi-Pasta-Ulam lattices, M. Romero-Bastida, J.-O. Miranda-Peña, and J. M. López, Physical Review E 95, 032146 (2017)

  11. On the origin of multiscaling in stochastic-field models of surface growth, Rafaél Gallego, Juan M. López, and Mario Castro, The European Physical Journal B 89, 189 (2016)

  12. Data assimilation by delay‐coordinate nudging, Diego Pazó, Alberto Carrassi, Juan M. López, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142, 1290 - 1299 (2016)

  13. Diverging Fluctuations of the Lyapunov Exponents, Diego Pazó, Juan M. López, Antonio Politi, Physical Review Letters 117, 034101 (2016)

  14. Synchronizing spatio-temporal chaos with imperfect models: A stochastic surface growth picture, D. Pazó, J.M. López, R. Gallego, M.A. Rodríguez, Chaos 24, 043115 (2014)

  15. Universal scaling of Lyapunov-exponent fluctuations in space-time chaos, Diego Pazó, Juan M. López, and A. Politi, Physical Review E 87, 062909 (2013)

  16. The geometric norm improves ensemble forecasting with the breeding method, D. Pazó, J.M. López, M.A. Rodríguez, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 139, 2021-2032 (2013)

  17. On the angle between the first and second Lyapunov vectors in spatio-temporal chaos, Diego Pazó, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 46, 254014 (2013)

  18. Intermittency, avalanche statistics, and long-term correlations in a turbulent plasma, O. Castellanos, J. M. López, J. M. Sentíes, and E. Anabitarte, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2013, P04022 (2013)

  19. Interplay between social debate and propaganda in an opinion formation model, M. C. Gimenez, J. A. Revelli, M. S. de la Lama, J. M. López, H. S. Wio, Physica A 392, 278 (2013)

  20. Stochastic Processes and Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics, (Series On Advances In Statistical Mechanics) Horacio S. Wio, Roberto Deza, and Juan M. López, World Scientific, ISBN 978-9814374781 (2012).

  21. Covariant hydrodynamic Lyapunov modes and strong stochasticity threshold in Hamiltonian lattices, Mauricio Romero-Bastida, Diego Pazó, and Juan M. López, Physical Review E 85, 026210 (2012)

  22. Maximizing the statistical diversity of an ensemble of bred vectors by using the geometric norm, Diego Pazó, Miguel A. Rodríguez and Juan M. López, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 68, 1507 (2011)

  23. Characteristic Lyapunov vectors in chaotic time-delayed systems, Diego Pazó and Juan M. López, Physical Review E 82, 056201 (2010)

  24. From Brittle to Ductile Fracture in Disordered Materials, Clara B. Picallo, Juan M. López, Stefano Zapperi, and Mikko J. Alava, Physical Review Letters 105, 155502 (2010)

  25. Activity statistics, avalanche kinetics, and velocity correlations in surface growth, Juan M. López, Marc Pradas and A. Hernández-Machado, Physical Review E 82, 031127 (2010)

  26. Structure of characteristic Lyapunov vectors in anharmonic Hamiltonian lattices, Mauricio Romero-Bastida, Diego Pazó, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 82, 036205 (2010)

  27. Logarithmic bred vectors in spatiotemporal chaos: Structure and growth, Sarah Hallerberg, Diego Pazó, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez Physical Review E 81, 066204 (2010)

  28. Spatio-temporal evolution of perturbations in ensembles initialized by bred, Lyapunov and singular vectors, Diego Pazó, Miguel A. Rodríguez and Juan M. López, Tellus 62A, 10 (2010)

  29. Optimization and Plasticity in Disordered Media, Clara B. Picallo, Juan M. López, Stefano Zapperi, and Mikko J. Alava, Physical Review Letters 103, 225502 (2009)

  30. Avalanche dynamics in fluid imbibition near the depinning transition, Marc Pradas, Juan M. López, and A. Hernández-Machado, Physical Review E (Rapid Comm.) 80, 050101 (2009)

  31. Exponential localization of singular vectors in spatiotemporal chaos, Diego Pazó, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 79, 036202 (2009)

  32. On the problem of data assimilation by means of synchronization, Ivan G. Szendro, Miguel A. Rodríguez, and Juan M. López, Journal of Geophysical Research 114, D20109 (2009)

  33. Activity statistics of a forced elastic string in a disordered medium, Marta S de la Lama, Juan M López, José J Ramasco, and Miguel A Rodríguez, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2009, P07009 (2009)

  34. Spatial correlations of synchronization errors in extended chaotic systems, I. G. Szendro, M. A. Rodríguez and J. M. López, EPL 86, 20008 (2009)

  35. Dynamics of perturbations in disordered chaotic systems, Ivan G. Szendro, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 78, 036202 (2008)

  36. Structure of characteristic Lyapunov vectors in spatiotemporal chaos, Diego Pazó, Ivan G. Szendro, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 78, 016209 (2008)

  37. Energy dissipation statistics in the random fuse model, Clara B. Picallo and Juan M. López, Physical Review E 77, 046114 (2008)

  38. Pseudospectral versus finite-differences schemes in the numerical integration of stochastic models of surface growth, R. Gallego, M. Castro, and J. M. López, Physical Review E 76, 051121 (2007)

  39. Spatiotemporal structure of Lyapunov vectors in chaotic coupled-map lattices, I. G. Szendro, D. Pazó, M. A. Rodríguez, and J. M. López, Physical Review E (Rapid Communication) 76, 025202 (2007)

  40. Localization in disordered media, anomalous roughening and coarsening dynamics of faceted surfaces, I. G. Szendro, J. M. López and M. A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 76, 011603 (2007)

  41. Time-dependent couplings and crossover length scales in nonequilibirum surface roughening, M. Pradas, J.M. López, and A. Hernández-Machado, Physical Review E (Rapid Communication) 76, 010102 (2007)

  42. Scaling properties of spatially extended chaotic systems, I. G. Szendro and J. M. López, European Physical Journal -- Special Topics 143, 13 (2007)

  43. The role of time scale separation in a nonequilibrium roughening transition, M. Llas, A. Díaz-Guilera, J.M. López, and P. Gleiser, Physica A 374, 289 (2007)

  44. Dynamic scaling of bred vectors in spatially extended chaotic systems, C. Primo, I.G. Szendro, M.A. Rodríguez, and J.M. López, Europhysics Letters 76, 767 (2006)

  45. Glassy dynamics, aging and temperature-induced avalanches in interface pinning at finite temperatures, J. J. Ramasco, J.M. López, and M.A. Rodríguez, Europhysics Letters 76, 554 (2006)

  46. Contrarian-like behavior and system size stochastic resonance in an opinion spreading model, H. S. Wio, M. S. de la Lama, and J.M. López, Physica A 371, 108 (2006)

  47. Spontaneous emergence of contrarian-like behaviour in an opinion spreading model, M. S. de la Lama, J.M. López, and H. S. Wio, Europhysics Letters 72, 851 (2005)

  48. Predictability, bred vectors and generation of ensambles in space-time chaotic systems, C. Primo, M.A. Rodríguez, J.M. López, and I.G. Szendro, Physical Review E 72 (Rapid Comm.), 015201(R) (2005).

  49. Universal critical behavior of the synchronization transition in delayed chaotic systems, I. G. Szendro and J.M. López, Physical Review E 71 (Rapid Comm.), 055203(R) (2005).

  50. Scaling of local slopes, conservation laws and anomalous roughening in surface growth, J. M. López, M. Castro, and R. Gallego, Physical Review Letters 94, 166103 (2005).

  51. Scaling properties of growing noninfinitesimal perturbations in space-time chaos, Juan M. López, Cristina Primo, Miguel A. Rodríguez, and Ivan G. Szendro, Physical Review E 70, 056224 (2004)

  52. Rare Events and Scale-Invariant Dynamics of Perturbations in Delayed Chaotic Systems, Alejandro D. Sánchez, Juan M. López, Miguel A. Rodríguez, Manuel A. Matías, Physical Review Letters 92, 204101 (2004)

  53. Nonequilibrium phase transition in a model for the propagation of innovations among economic agents, Mateu Llas, Pablo M. Gleiser, Juan M. López, and Albert Díaz-Guilera, Physical Review E 68, 066101 (2003)

  54. Nonlinear dynamics of current-modulated vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, A. Valle, L. Pesquera, S.I. Turovets, J.M. López, Optics Communications 208, 173 (2002)

  55. Nonlinear dynamics of current-modulated multitransverse mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, A. Valle, J.M. López, L. Pesquera, S.I. Turovets, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 4646, 215-226 (2002)

  56. Generic model of morphological changes in growing colonies of fungi, Juan M. López and Henrik J. Jensen, Physical Review E 65, 021903 (2002)

  57. Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Directed Small-World Networks, Alejandro D. Sánchez, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review Letters 88, 048701 (2002)

  58. Bramwell et al., Reply to "Comment on Universal fluctuations in strongly correlated systems", Physical Review Letters 89, 208902 (2002)

  59. Interface depinning in the absence of an external driving force, José J. Ramasco, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 64, 066109 (2001)

  60. Bramwell et al., Reply to "Comment on Universal fluctuations in strongly correlated systems", Physical Review Letters 87, 188902 (2001)

  61. Generic Dynamic Scaling in Kinetic Roughening, José J. Ramasco, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review Letters 84, 2199 (2000)

  62. Universal Fluctuations in Correlated Systems, S. T. Bramwell, K. Christensen, J.-Y. Fortin, P. C.W. Holdsworth, H. J. Jensen, S. Lise, J. M. López, M. Nicodemi, J.-F. Pinton, and M. Sellitto, Physical Review Letters 84, 3744 (2000)

  63. Comment on “Macroscopic Equation for the Roughness of Growing Interfaces in Quenched Disordered Media”, J. M. López, José J. Ramasco, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review Letters 82, 1337 (1999)

  64. Scaling Approach to Calculate Critical Exponents in Anomalous Surface Roughening, J. M. López, Physical Review Letters 83, 4594 (1999)

  65. Dynamics of local surface fluctuations in growth models with power-law noise, J. M. López, Modern Physics Letters 13, 423 (1999)

  66. Anomalous roughening of wood fractured surfaces, Stéphane Morel, Jean Schmittbuhl, Juan M. López, and Gérard Valentin, Physical Review E 58, 6999 (1998)

  67. Nonequilibrium Roughening Transition in a Simple Model of Fungal Growth in 1+1 Dimensions, Juan M. López and Henrik J. Jensen, Physical Review Letters 81, 1734 (1998)

  68. Anomalous scaling of fracture surfaces, Juan M. López and Jean Schmittbuhl, Physical Review E 57, 6405 (1998)

  69. Interface dynamics at the depinning transition, Juan M. López and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Journal de Physique I France 7, 1191 (1997)

  70. Power spectrum scaling in anomalous kinetic roughening of surfaces, Juan M. López, Rodolfo Cuerno, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physica A 246, 329 (1997)

  71. Superroughening versus intrinsic anomalous scaling of surfaces, Juan M. López, Rodolfo Cuerno, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 56, 3993 (1997)

  72. Lack of self–affinity and anomalous roughening in growth processes, Juan M. López, and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 54, R2189 (1996)

  73. Growth of interfaces with strong quenched disorder: Columnar media, Juan M. López and Miguel A. Rodríguez, Physical Review E 52, 6442 (1995)

  74. Anomalous roughness exponent of growing interfaces in a disordered medium, Juan M. López, Physical Review E (Rapid Comm.) 52, R1296 (1995)

  75. Analysis of self-averaging properties in the transport of particles through random media, Juan M. López, Miguel A. Rodríguez, and Luis Pesquera, Physical Review E (Rapid Comm.) 51, R1637 (1995)

  76. Scaling Relations and Exponents in the Growth of Rough Interfaces through Random Media, J. M. López, M. A. Rodríguez, A. Hernández-Machado, and A. Díaz-Guilera, Europhysics Letters 29, 197 (1995)