Voter model examines how opinions spread between social networks, Physics World, 12 December 2019

Physics World reported that Journal of Physics A has published a study by Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Science (Mathematical and Computational Science) Michael Gastner and Kota Ishida (Class of 2020). They studied the voter model – a simple description of opinion formation and dynamics. They used the model to investigate social networks containing two communities that were highly connected internally, but with few connections between the two groups. Asst Prof Gastner describes how the number of connections between the two communities affects the time it takes for all members to reach agreement.

 

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