Self-organizing, two-temperature ising model describing human segregation

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A two-temperature Ising-Schelling model is introduced and studied for describing human segregation. The self-organized Ising model with Glauber kinetics simulated by Müller et al. exhibits a phase transition between segregated and mixed phases mimicking the change of tolerance (local temperature) of individuals. The effect of external noise is considered here as a second temperature added to the decision of individuals who consider a change of accommodation. A numerical evidence is presented for a discontinuous phase transition of the magnetization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Complex systems
  • Lattice theory
  • Nonequilibrium phase transition
  • Segregation
  • Socio-economic models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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