Richard A. Blythe

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Richard Blythe holds a Personal Chair in Complex Systems at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Since completing a Ph.D. in nonequilibrium statistical physics, he has developed and analyzed stochastic dynamical models that describe such diverse phenomena as interfacial growth, bacterial colony formation, infection spreading, flocking, historical language change, and word learning by infants.


The Life and Death of Cells

A model based on statistical mechanics is applied to describe a key factor determining the senescence of biological cells. Read More »


How Laggards Help Decision-Making

Collective decision-making in a social network is better when there are both early adopters and laggards. Read More »