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Topological Models of Swarming

M.Sc. Thesis 2: Topological Models of Swarming (Jason M. Lewis, Prof. Matthew S. Turner)

During this project we looked to simulate of bird flocks (specifically starlings) using models with interactions that do not have a characteristic length scale. This is an aspect that recent empirical observations have suggested is important in the interactions between starlings, and we seeked to reproduce experimentally observed trends using our models. This is an area which we have continued to look at for the initial stage of my PhD and a report is in preparation. More details on this work soon!

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