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Title:Self-organization of progress across the century of physics
Authors:ID Perc, Matjaž (Author)
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URL http://www.nature.com/articles/srep01720
 
Language:English
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FNM - Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Abstract:We make use of information provided in the titles and abstracts of over half a million publications that were published by the American Physical Society during the past 119 years. By identifying all unique words and phrases and determining their monthly usage patterns, we obtain quantifiable insights into the trends of physics discovery from the end of the 19th century to today. We show that the magnitudes of upward and downward trends yield heavy-tailed distributions, and that their emergence is due to the Matthew effect. This indicates that both the rise and fall of scientific paradigms is driven by robust principles of self-organization. Data also confirm that periods of war decelerate scientific progress, and that the later is very much subject to globalisation.
Keywords:self-organization, preferential attachment, evolution of progress, history of physics, statistical physics of social systems
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2013
Number of pages:str. 1-5
Numbering:Letn. 3
PID:20.500.12556/DKUM-66410 New window
ISSN:2045-2322
UDC:53(091)
ISSN on article:2045-2322
COBISS.SI-ID:19833352 New window
DOI:10.1038/srep01720 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UM:DK:VWTMNC1H
Publication date in DKUM:23.06.2017
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Title:Scientific reports
Shortened title:Sci. rep.
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:2045-2322
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Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:J1-4055
Name:Fizika evolucijskih procesov

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License:CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Link:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Description:This is the standard Creative Commons license that gives others maximum freedom to do what they want with the work as long as they credit the author.
Licensing start date:23.06.2017

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Language:Slovenian
Keywords:samo-organizacija, preferenčno navezovanje, evolucija napredka, zgodovina fizike, statistična fizika socioloških sistemov


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