Four Physics Stories and their Effect on China's Future Mobility: CEE Faculty Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | February 28 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Carlos Daganzo, Professor of the Graduate School, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Four short stories will be used to illustrate how physics and imagination can be used to diagnose and remedy some of the critical urban mobility problems that are faced today by some of the world’s megacities. The stories have in common that they address important problems in new ways, and that their central ideas can be described intuitively to the non-specialist using elementary physics principles. The talk will also discuss how the stories have influenced the direction in which China’s urban mobility is being developed.