Economics

Studies of panicking crowds help shape building evacuations

Ep#3 | AXA Research Files

In this episode of the AXA Research Files, Greg Foot investigates how Mathematical Engineer Nikolai Bode is working to understand more about crowds behave, especially in states of evacuation and panic. After a trip to a football stadium on a crowded train, Nikolai demonstrates some of his research with a crowd-evacuation experiment. Then it’s time to go and see a band – in a packed auditorium.