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A map of science

  1. Mar 21, 2007 #1

    This map was constructed by sorting roughly 800,000 published papers into 776 different scientific paradigms (shown as pale circular nodes) based on how often the papers were cited together by authors of other papers. Links (curved black lines) were made between the paradigms that shared papers, then treated as rubber bands, holding similar paradigms nearer one another when a physical simulation forced every paradigm to repel every other; thus the layout derives directly from the data.

    I think it's fascinating how computer science seems to link the hard & soft sciences.

    You can download a rather large version of the map. You can also order a "free" poster for the price of shipping and handling.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2007
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  3. Mar 21, 2007 #2
    Am I the only person seeing a hairy bearded man in that map? :uhh:
  4. Mar 21, 2007 #3
    Man? What man? It's clearly a vision of His Noodliness.
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  6. Mar 22, 2007 #5
    Thanks for that. Will order the poster ASAP. That's just beautiful.
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