A fractional micro-macro model for crowds of pedestrians based on fractional mean field games

From a very young age, we’re warned against shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater. The possibility of inciting mass panic presents an obvious moral problem. But for researchers, the situation also presents an interesting mathematical problem: How do large crowds of people behave in emergency situations? While many have turned to classical physics and calculus…

A fractional micro-macro model for crowds of pedestrians based on fractional mean field games

From a very young age, we’re warned against shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater. The possibility of inciting mass panic presents an obvious moral problem. But for researchers, the situation also presents an interesting mathematical problem: How do large crowds of people behave in emergency situations? While many have turned to classical physics and calculus…

Should we sample time series more frequently?

A team of statisticians from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton and the Office for National Statistics have been chosen to present a prestigious Read (Discussion) Paper at a plenary session of the Royal Statistical Society’s international conference in Manchester today (Tuesday, September 6). The paper presents new research in the field of time series…