Our SCIoI collaboration with the lab of Pawel Romanzcuk was published in Nature Physics. In the paper Luis Gomez-Nava and his co-authors analyze the collective diving behavior of fish shoals in Mexico. They find that real-life fish operate close to a phase transition (‘critical point’). Afterwards, they combine Machine Learning techniques and in-silico simulation to analyze the function of this system behavior. They demonstrate that it facilitates optimal information propagation in the face of environment perturbations such as predator attacks.
Check out the paper!