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Sid Redner works in non-equilibrium statistical physics and its applications. He has
published 235 articles and two books: "A Guide First-Passage Process-
es" (Cambridge, 2001) and "A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics" with P.L.
Krapivsky and E. Ben-Naim (Cambridge, 2010). Redner is a Fellow of the APS and
was a visiting scientist at Schlumberger Research in 1984-85, the Ulam Scholar at
Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2004-05 and visiting professor at Universite'
Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) and Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). He is also
Chair of the Physics Department.
NICO is pleased to present:
March 7, 2012 | 12:00 to 01:00 P | Chambers Hall, lower level
The Role of Reinforcement on Social Dynamics
In social dynamics models, an individual attribute typically changes due to a
single interaction between two agents. We address the issue of happens if
such an attribute change requires multiple interactions from neighboring
agents. We first treat a fad propagation model, in which an agent adopts the
fad only after receiving K inputs to adopt from other already-committed
agents. For a population of size N, the time until the fad is adopted scales