Runners start the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Race starts are the perfect place to study crowds because so many variables are controlled. Photo: Dickson Lee Runners start the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Race starts are the perfect place to study crowds because so many variables are controlled. Photo: Dickson Lee
Runners start the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Race starts are the perfect place to study crowds because so many variables are controlled. Photo: Dickson Lee
Mary Hui
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Trail Mix by Mary Hui

Marathon crowds prove perfect place to study hydrodynamic theory as crowd flows as one

  • Scientists are turning to marathons to study crowd dynamics because races have simple geometry, replicability and reliable variables direction

Runners start the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Race starts are the perfect place to study crowds because so many variables are controlled. Photo: Dickson Lee Runners start the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Race starts are the perfect place to study crowds because so many variables are controlled. Photo: Dickson Lee
Runners start the 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Race starts are the perfect place to study crowds because so many variables are controlled. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Mary Hui

Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.