14th January 2020 : Postdoc Lyon / Physical approaches to human mobility / Alexandre Nicolas


A 1-year postdoctoral position funded by IDEXLYON is being opened at Institut Lumière Matière (Université de Lyon 1 & CNRS, France) on physical approaches to human mobility.

Human mobility is a major challenge of the 21st century, as ever-growing urbanisation and travel demand raise issues of congestion and environmental damage.

The project explores novel approaches, inspired from Statistical Physics, to establish the first laws that govern mobility. Indeed, mobility issues result from the coupled actions of many agents who interact
under some physical constraints, which makes such approaches promising. One primary goal will be to model the time spent searching for parking in crowded conditions. Despite the importance of the topic1 and
the central role given to parking policies, surprising little is known about the basic laws governing this search time. The recruited postdoc will also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing efforts
to develop continuous models for pedestrian dynamics.

For more information, see the offer on https://www.alexandrenicolas.net/join-us
Informal inquiries and applications should be sent to Alexandre NICOLAS, alexandre.nicolas@polytechnique.edu