Frozen weighted network

Yesterday a paper by Mason Porter, Hiroki Sayama and myself was published in Frontiers for Young Minds. It attempts to present network centrality to the Frozen generation. In the spirit of data sharing, you can find the raw data below. It is the undirected network of who talks to whom and how many lines they […]

Firsts in network science

This post is revised after comments from Urska Demsar, Travis Gibson, Des Higham, Mason Porter, Jan Peter Schäfermeyer, Johan Ugander, and Jean-Gabriel Young. Thanks! Our field is interdisciplinary and many smart people have been thinking about similar things. No wonder things get reinvented and rediscovered many times. I don’t think science is a competition to […]

Hierarchies and networks

We scientists love the word “hierarchy”. In every professor, it evokes a picture of us chalking up a pyramid on the black board and confidently explaining “at the top, we have the …” Hierarchies are systematic and meaningful orderings. They are the successful ends of research projects; bringers of peace to our curious minds. They […]