The sudden arising of a trending topic on Twitter, the neat
polarisation of opinions during an open consultation, the formation of
patterns in pedestrian mobility, and even the unpredictable collapse
of financial markets can all be viewed as the result of underlying
structural or dynamical phase transitions. A considerable effort has
been devoted in the last two decades to devising credible models of
such systems, and to studying the main factors which determine their
This workshop aims at bringing together scientists interested in the
characterisation of phase transitions in social and economical
systems, with a focus on models inspired by statistical physics and
nonlinear dynamics, and will provide a common platform for discussion
about the hottest trends in this field.
The meeting is part of the CoSyDy series, a London Mathematical
Society Scheme 3 network bringing together UK mathematicians
investigating Complex Systems Dynamics.
Attendance at this workshop is free and open to
everyone. However, for catering purposes, please register your attendance via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd July
Limited funding for travel is available for participants from CoSyDy member nodes
(i.e. University of Warwick, University of Bath, and University of Leeds). Please
contact Rosemary Harris
for further information.