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Galam, Serge

Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 447 library holdings
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Serge Galam
Sociophysics : a physicist's modeling of psycho-political phenomena by Serge Galam( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do humans behave much like atoms? Sociophysics, which uses tools and concepts from the physics of disordered matter to describe some aspects of social and political behavior, answers in the affirmative. But advocating the use of models from the physical sciences to understand human behavior could be perceived as tantamount to dismissing the existence of human free will and also enabling those seeking manipulative skills . This thought-provoking book argues it is just the contrary. Indeed, future developments and evaluation will either
Les scientifiques ont perdu le nord : réflexions sur le réchauffement climatique by Serge Galam( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stratégies et décisions : "la crise du 11 septembre" by Loup Francart( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of multicritical points in magnetic systems by Serge Galam( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Températures effectives et dynamique lente dans des systèmes modèles by Raphaël Exartier( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining Text-mining Analysis and Agent-based Modeling Methods - A Case Study to Address a Controversy( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The methodological approach proposed here combines textual statistical analysis and agent-based simulations. The controversy concerning the unusual disappearance of pollinating bees (Apis mellifera) covered in the French press over a period of 13 years was chosen to describe the different stages of this heuristic framework. First, the articles are categorized according to the origin they attribute to the phenomenon as a univariate cause, a multivariate cause or a lack of understanding. Then, the different proportions of agents supporting either of these causes are obtained and reproduced from a dynamic opinion model, which shows the existence of agents with pre-determined choices. The change in the proportions over time leads to questionning the consistency of the data concerning the independence of all agents. In particular, it becomes possible to assume the existence of networks of influence, a hypothesis that could be verified by other techniques such as qualitative, ethnographic or interview methods
Sociophysics by Serge Galam( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Serge Galam Frans natuurkundige

Serge Galam French physicist

גאלאם, סרג'

English (20)

French (7)