Phase Transition in the Kolkata Paise Restaurant Problem

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  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Arnab Chatterjee
  • Asim Ghosh
  • Sudip Mukherjee
  • Boaz Tamir

Research units

  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Indian Statistical Institute
  • Tata Group - TCS Innovation Labs
  • Raghunathpur College
  • Barasat Government College
  • Bar-Ilan University
  • The Israel Institute for Advanced Research


An important question in the study of social systems is how cooperation can emerge collectively from the individual self interests. Simplified mathematical models that already assume simple automatic responses of individuals to stimuli can reproduce non-trivial effects in the observed behavior. Statistical mechanics has been applied to coarse-grained models of physical systems in order to connect the microscopic dynamics with the macroscopic behavior.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconophysics of the Kolkata Restaurant Problem and Related Games: Classical and Quantum Strategies for Multi-agent, Multi-choice Repetitive Games
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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