The emergence of pseudo-stable states in social network evolutions

Dr. Reza Jafari (Department of Physics, University of Shahid Beheshti)
Saturday, 93/09/08 (Nov. 29, 2014) 15:00

In every society there is a common question; what happens tomorrow, or what comes next? You cannot answer this question unless you gain insight on the A to Z of the hidden paths put forward for that society. Apparently in societies, although there are no external controllers, the societies do not evolve randomly. This evolution is self-organized in a sense that the system, in every evolving step, finds the lower energy state towards obtaining balance. As a matter of fact, a society consists of a collection of members that are not exactly independent of each other. In fact they might very much influence each other, in a sense that the evolution of societies take a trend that leads to the reduction of the stress between the members f the society. With this introduction I go ahead and state the aims of the present talk. My intention is to emphasis the characteristics and features of jammed states (Local energy). The question to be answered is that although we know that the balance state implies a minimum stress condition and hence a minimum energy state, why do the jammed states come in to play? I point to understand the procedure in which the jammed states emerge from increasing the contribution between members and reduced controllability of the social network.