Seminario Análisis y EDPs

Applying kinetic theory to the study of collective dynamics

Ponente:  Sara Merino-Aceituno (University of Vienna)
Fecha:  miércoles 10 de febrero de 2021 - 15:00
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The aim of this introductory talk is to illustrate how kinetic theory is used to investigate collective behaviour. Particularly, I will introduce the Vicsek model and Vicsek-related models. In the Vicsek model agents have a constant speed while trying to move in the same direction as their neighbors. The goal is to derive continuum/fluid-like equations from the discrete dynamics of the system. This derivation corresponds to linking microscopic and macroscopic phenomena.