Collective dynamics and self-organization

19 June 2014
Pierre Degond
We are interested in large systems of agents collectively looking for a consensus (about e.g. their direction of motion, like in bird flocks). In spite of the local character of the interactions (only a few neighbours are involved), these systems often exhibit large scale coordinated structures. The understanding of how this self-organization emerges at the large scale is still poorly understood and offer fascinating challenges to the modelling science. We will discuss a few of these issues on a selection of specific examples.
  • Industrial and Applied Mathematics Seminar