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Can You Do Mathematics in a Crowd?

Gresham College
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Watch the live-stream of the lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zmBGBLvLJ0

We all find ourselves in crowds every so often. Whilst human behaviour in general can be very hard to predict, it is possible, to a certain extent, to predict the behaviour of large numbers of people in a crowd. In this lecture I will explain the mathematics behind herding and flocking and will use this to shed some insight into how crowds of people behave. I will then show how this is helpful for the designers of sports stadia, the police, the home office and even retail stores.

For all information about this free public lecture by Professor Chris Budd OBE, please visit the Gresham College event's page: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/can-you-do-mathematics-in-a-crowd

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.