By using computer crowd simulations, we can figure out how large numbers of people can move around public space while maintaining social distancing.
A crowd can exhilarate the ephemeral power within us. Whether a packed stadium or a mosh pit, crowds brought us together in ways that were more than physical.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
Why are sport broadcasters using fake crowd noise? It might be because crowd noise can help us bond with our tribe and acts as a psychological cue for when to pay attention.
According to research, a strong sense of social identity and empowerment often dictates how rioters behave.
When President Trump declared the US full, little did he know he was wading into a centuries-old economic debate.
Lessons from the British 19th century protests over electoral reform about the significance of crowd sizes.
When you find yourself trapped in an immense crowd, what are the right reflexes to adopt to survive?
A dormant ‘cash mountain’ marks a nadir for London’s contactless travel card, but trouble has been brewing for some time.
Cities are expanding upwards and downwards, as well as outwards. With urban density also increasing, moving people efficiently around the city, often using ageing infrastructure, is quite a challenge.
Rioters were influenced by a shared anti-police identity – not just mindless violence.
Sensationalist warnings of further riots abound. But while many social inequalities remain, we can’t say whether more widespread violence will follow.
Computer models can help planners deal with large groups of people but we need better insight into the psychology of crowds to make them accurate.