The Physics of the Vicsek Model

Francesco Ginelli

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In these lecture notes, prepared for the Microswimmers Summer
School 2015 at Forschungszentrum J¨ulich, I discuss the well known
Vicsek model for collective motion and its main properties. In particular, I discuss its algorithmical implementation and the basic properties of its universality class. I present results from numerical simulations and insist on the role played by symmetries and conservation laws. Analytical arguments are presented in an accessible and simplified way, but ample references are given for more advanced readings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2099-2117
Number of pages19
JournalThe European Physical Journal. Special Topics
Issue number11
Early online date10 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


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