I am hoping that this is a simple and specific question. I just wanted to know whether physicists from any branch of physics use agent based models as a tool in their research? If so, then in which areas or branches of research?
Note, I already know the Ising and Potts models are used in magnetism and other areas. Those are pretty simple models. I am actually interested in more complicated agent based models.
I am asking because while I see many articles on agent based models in Physica A, the articles tend to be about non-physics things like opinion formation, stock market behavior, etc. I have no problem with using agent based models outside of physics, I am just interested in its uses within the scope of physics problems. Hence I wanted to see how physicists use this tool to study physics problems. Thanks.