What sort of stream networks do scientific ideas flow along?

When scientists have an interesting idea, the result is usually a joint publication. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, it has been shown that tracking the dependencies between co-authors, one can not only see the paths along which scientific ideas flow, but also reconstruct the structure of scientific cooperation and detect emerging communities. Interestingly, the proposed method of analysis can be an effective tool to fight terrorists and...dishonest politicians.

What sort of stream networks do scientific ideas flow along?

"Panta rhei, everything flows." If Heraclitus of Ephesus was correct, ideas, like rivers, should flow. Tracking the flow of ordinary ideas can be difficult. In the case of scientific ideas, ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Phys.org

What sort of stream networks do scientific ideas flow along?, Thu 11 Jan 18 from Eurekalert

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