Friday, February 15, 2013

The Physics of Mosh Pits

Jesse Silverberg, a graduate student at Cornell University in Ithaca, and two physics professors at Cornell are researching the science behind “what makes a crowd of people with independent decision-making powers behave like a random gas?” Yep! According to the research by these physicists, people in mosh pits act like atoms in a gas. Apparently the studies could help architects design buildings “that ease the flow of chaotic crowds in an emergency.”

Dangerous Minds

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