The Minority Game and Econophysics

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

The Minority Game and Econophysics

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 20th August 2001
  • Speaker: Mike Cates (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Some recent papers by Zhang and others on the minority game will be reviewed. The minority game is a simple model of competing agents in a market. However, it also is deeply related to statistical mechanics: one version of it can be solved using replicas etc., and exhibits a phase transition.

The minority game has a web page (where you also can play it interactively over the web).

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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