PHILADELPHIA –- A team of computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the political, social and economic struggle between individual self-interest and the need to build a consensus have learned that, depending only on the structure of the network of participants, they can engineer surprising experimental results.
Technology & Engineering
It's The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure
A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres Is Demonstrated at Penn
PHILADELPHIA –- A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has demonstrated a simple system based on micron-sized spheres in water to study and control geometric frustration. Their research, published today in the journal Nature, elucidates open questions about frustration and frustration relief and provides a new tool for scientists grappling with these issues in a variety of fields from magnetism to basic statistical mechanics.
Penn Hosts Energy Roundtable With Bernard Bigot, High Commissioner to the French Atomic Energy Commission
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Dr. Noam Lior
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
Editor of the journal Energy