Social physics in the big city (4 Dec 2012) by UCL Sound published on 2012/12/18 14:50:27 +0000 Lunch Hour Lecture - Autumn 2012 Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick, Lecturer, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis We live in an era of abundant data, and more data is being opened up to the world every day. More and more of us are handing over detailed personal and location data via social media and smartphones. How can researchers use this data to model and understand the way our cities and societies work? What do physics and maths have to offer? And how can we use this data to improve people's lives? - UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at ucl.ac.uk.