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Mathematics Colloquium سمینار عمومی ریاضیات

Traffic Jams: A Mathematical Problem?

Etienne Ghys  
Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018,   16:00 - 17:00

VENUE   Lecture Hall 1, Niavaran Bldg.



Traffic jams are nightmares in large cities. I would like to explain some mathematical ideas around the global dynamics of vehicles in complex networks. I will first show some paradoxes, like for instance the fact that it is sometimes a good idea to close a street in order to improve the traffic. Then I will describe some theorems which may not solve the problem, but which at least provide a better understanding of the phenomenon.


تهران، ضلع‌ جنوبی ميدان شهيد باهنر (نياوران)، پژوهشگاه دانش‌های بنيادی، پژوهشکده رياضيات
School of Mathematics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Niavaran Bldg., Niavaran Square, Tehran
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