Spatial opinion separation in social systems: A mean field approach
- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 22nd April 2015
- Speaker: Jérôme Michaud (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Opinion dynamics in social systems is a difficult problem to solve. A way to approximate this dynamics is to rely on the so-called Brownian agents framework introduced by Frank Schweitzer. This is a particular type of multi-agent system. In this talk I will introduce Schweitzer's formalism and present a mean-field approximation of opinion separation without or with external support. If times allows, I will also discuss critical conditions for spatial opinion separation.
Ref: Frank Schweitzer, Brownian Agents and Active Particles: Collective Dynamics in the Natural and Social Sciences, Springer Series in Synergetics, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..