Collective dynamics

Traffic and sensors

Many systems in nature and industry consist of a myriad of parts that act together following complex and often self-organised patterns of interactions.

We investigate how system-level function and phenomena arise from the interplay of parts in a wide range of natural and engineered systems.

Dr Thilo Gross, Head of Group

Swarms of animals, human societies, or companies in a complex supply networks are only some of such complex systems.  The collective dynamics group addresses the question how system-level function and phenomena arise from the interplay of parts in these systems.

Image credits: Traffic and sensors - Sam Gunner; Human mobility from Papalardo, Simini, et al. (2015) Nat. Commun. 8:8166; Pedestrian crowds - Nikolai Bode

Research

Our research considers the whole pipeline of insight-creation, including data analysis, mathematical and computational modelling and model analysis.

PhD opportunities

We are always looking for bright students. Join a friendly and supportive research environment to work with international experts on the most pressing research questions in Collective Dynamics.

Seminars

Open to everyone, the Collective Dynamics seminar series invites speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to present topics that interest members of the group.

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