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24.09.2015 | COSS Professorship

Crowd Disaster in Mina/Mecca on September 24, 2015

With great sadness I have learned about the crowd disaster in Mina, close to Mecca. Read more 

07.08.2015 | COSS Professorship, Job Openings

Postdoc postion: Machine Learning, Artificial and Collective Intelligence

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in machine learning, artificial and collective intelligence Read more 

07.08.2015 | COSS Professorship, Job Openings

Stellenangebot: Office Managerin /-Manager

Wir suchen per sofort oder nach Vereinbarung eine/einen Office Managerin /-Manager. Read more 



Dirk Helbing will give a talk at the Club of Vienna Conference, October 7th, 2015

Professor Helbing's talk "Die digitale Gesellschaft: ferngesteuert oder selbstgesteuert?" will be part of the conference in the Club of Vienna. The topic of the conference is "Big Data - Herausforderung einer neuen Technologie für die Gesellschaft".   Read more 


Professor Helbing will give a keynote talk at the TGF15 in Delft on October 28th, 2015

Dirk Helbing will deliver a keynote talk at the Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow at TU Delft in Delft, The Netherlands. Read more 

Recent publications

Heinrich H. Nax, Matjaž Perc, Attila Szolnoki and Dirk Helbing. (2015). Stability of cooperation under image scoring in group interactions. Scientific Reports 5: 12145.

Maximilian Schich, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási and Dirk Helbing. (2014). A network framework of cultural history. Science 345(6196): 558-562.

Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Nuno A.M. Araujo, Hans J. Herrmann and Dirk Helbing. (2014). Disease-Induced Resource Constraints Can Trigger Explosive Pandemics. SSRN.

Roman Mani, Lucas Böttcher, Hans J. Herrman and Dirk Helbing. (2014). Extreme power law in a driven many-particle system without treshold dynamics. Physical Review E 90: 042201.

Media Responses


AP News: Experts - In huge crowds like that of the hajj, lethal conditions can build up quickly

"It's largely a physical phenomenon, not a psychological one," Professor Dirk Helbing said for the prominent news agency AP. Read more 


The Washington Post: A deadly stampede shows the danger of the hajj

The influential US newspaper quoted Professor Dirk Helbing in the article on the recent stampede near Mecca.   Read more 


Sohu: The stampede near Mecca as a fluid dynamics problem

Professor Dirk Helbing was quoted in Sohu - the news portal of the Chinese media corporation based in Beijing. Read more 



Big Data, Cloud & Co.: Der Geist ist aus der Flasche

Published in October 2014. Read more 


FuturICT Blog: Genie out of the bottle

An essay published on on October 3, 2014 Read more 

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