Graduate Student Seminar

Title: Phantom Traffic Jams
Speaker: Peter Kleinhenz
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Traffic jams are an all too familiar experience for drivers. There is often a perfectly good explanation for these: an accident, construction, merging lanes, but occasionally a driver might pass through a jam with no perceivable explanation. In this talk using the method of characteristics and shocks we will develop a model for traffic flow to identify conditions under which "phantom jams" occur and describe their evolution.
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Corinna Wendisch
Contact email: wendisch@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-644-5889
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