It’s always time for some science!

So yeah.

Silverberg et al studied the physics and mechanics of MOSHING!

Pretty cool eh?

By studying heavy metal concerts and Youtube videos of such concerts, they came up with a few notable observations:

  • Moshers move randomly, in an undirected manner
  • Mosh pits behave in the same way as gases
  • Active moshers are confined by passive moshers
  • There is no preference between clockwise or anticlockwise in circle pits

And they created a program that simulates mosh pits, circle pits, and more!
moshsimYou can play with a number of variables and have some fun imagining yourself moshing with people while you’re on your computer chair, alone like the loser that you are.

Link to the paper (PDF)

Link to the program


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