Public Lecture: “Bursts, Cascades, and Hot Spots: A Glimpse of Some On-Line Social Phenomena at Global Scales” by Jon Kleinberg

Part of the Workshop Mathematics of Social Learning
January 8, 2014

The Lecture

You are invited to an IPAM public lecture featuring Jon Kleinberg (Cornell).


As an increasing amount of social interaction moves on-line, it becomes possible to social network graphicstudy phenomena that were once essentially invisible: how our social networks are organized, how groups of people come together and attract new members, and how information spreads through society. With computational and mathematical ideas, we can begin to map the rich social landscape that emerges, filled with “hot spots” of collective attention, and behaviors that cascade through our networks of social connections.

When: Wednesday January 8, 2014, 4:30PM

Where: CNSI Auditorium

The audience will be invited to a reception at IPAM immediately following the lecture.