Press coverage

A. Corbetta, J.A. Meeusen, C. Lee, R. Benzi, F. Toschi. Physics-based modeling and data representation of pairwise interactions among pedestrians. Phys. Rev. E. 98, 062310, 2018

  • APS Physics – Synopsis: How Walkers Avoid Collisions
  • CNN – Hate crowds? New research might be able to help
  • Wired UK – A data breakthrough reveals how huge crowds move at speed
  • Elsevier weekblad – Gedrag forens gelijk aan haringen in een school
  • La Stampa.it – Perché da pedoni decidiamo di andare a destra o a sinistra? Seguiamo un modello matematico
  • MNN Mother Nature Network – How pedestrians avoid running into each other
  • NRC Handelsblad – Voetgangers houden in het gekrioel graag 75 centimeter afstand
  • Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde – Voetgangers Krioelen als Atomen door Elkaar
  • NewScientist.Nl – Links of rechts passeren? Natuurkundigen brengen ‘stoepstress’ in kaart
  • TUe News – Pedestrians keep a 75 cm comfort zone to prevent collision
  • ED, Eindhovens Dagblad – Voetgangers houden graag 75 cm afstand om niet te botsen
  • National Geographic CZ – Osobní zóna, nevstupovat! Kolik centimetrů potřebujeme, abychom se nesrazili? (In Czech: Personal zone, do not step in! How many centimeters do we need not to hit?)
  • phys.org – Pedestrians keep a 75 cm comfort zone to prevent collisions
  • AD – Voetgangers houden graag 75 cm afstand om niet te botsen
  • BD – Voetgangers houden graag 75 cm afstand om niet te botsen
  • Beritagar.id – Bagaimana pejalan kaki saling menghindari tabrakan
  • Davidson Institute/Weizmann – שימרו מרחק – גם על המדרכה (in Hebrew: Keep your distance – even on a sidewalk)
  • Heise.de-Telepolis – Fußgänger halten 75 Zentimeter Sicherheitsabstand zu anderen Passanten ein (in German: Pedestrians are 75 centimeters away from other passers-by)
  • IO Eindhoven – Analysis of 5 million pedestrian movements shows: people keep a 75 cm comfort zone to prevent collisions
  • La Tercera – 75 cm o mas: Estudio revela la distancia de “zona de confort” que mantienen los peatones entre si
  • Nachrichten Welt – Fußgänger haben eine Komfortzone von 75 cm, um Kollisionen zu vermeiden
  • Naked Science – Ученые определили необходимое расстояние между пешеходами, чтобы те не врезались друг в друга (in Russian: Scientists have determined the necessary distance between pedestrians, so that they do not crash into each other)
  • Nauka.vesti.ru – Исследователи вычислили ‘зону комфорта’ пешеходов и спрогнозировали траектории их движения (in Russian: Researchers have calculated the ‘comfort zone’ of pedestrians and predicted the trajectories of their movement)
  • Nouvelles du monde – Les piétons ont une zone de confort de 75 cm pour éviter les collisions
  • Periodismo.com – La ciencia revela cuánto espacio hay que dejar entre peatones
  • Reformatorisch Dagblad – Voetgangers houden graag 75 cm afstand
  • Science Alert – Science Finally Reveals How Much Space You Should Really Give Other Pedestrians
  • Telegraaf – Voetgangers houden graag 75 cm afstand
  • Yahoo News It – Hai paura della folla? Una nuova scoperta scientifica potrebbe aiutarti

A. Corbetta, C. Lee, R. Benzi, A. Muntean, F. Toschi. Fluctuations around mean walking behaviours in diluted pedestrian flows. Phys. Rev. E. 95, 032316, 2017

A. Corbetta, L. Bruno, A. Muntean, F. Toschi. High statistics measurements of pedestrian dynamics. Transportation Research Procedia, 2, 96-104, 2014

  • Arstechnica – Models of pedestrian flow stumble because people change their minds
  • Planetizen – Accounting for the Indecision of Pedestrians