Dynamic scaling in natural swarms – Nature Physics Cover

The cover page of the September issue of Nature Physics is dedicated to the article “Dynamic scaling in natural swarms” recently published by CoBBS Group (Andrea Cavagna, Daniele Conti, Chiara Creato, Lorenzo Del Castello, Irene Giardina, Tomas S. Grigera, Stefania Melillo, Leonardo Parisi & Massimiliano Viale). Through the analysis of the 3D trajectories of natural swarms of midges (Chironomidae), the authors show the emergence of dynamic scaling laws obtaining a dynamic critical exponent that natural swarms belong to a novel dynamic universality class.