We analyse the networks underlying three iconic mythological narratives with a view to identifying common and distinguishing quantitative features.Expand

We use a simple, sociophysical, agent-based model to gain insight into the relationship between the strength of academic research groups and the researchers they contain and to investigate the optimal size of research groups in a number of academic disciplines.Expand

We study temporal networks of characters in literature focussing on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll and the anonymous La Chanson de Roland.Expand

A new, quantitative approach to comparative mythology is introduced using methods developed in theoretical physics. The broad concept of universality has long been relevant to comparative mythology,… Expand

We have re-visited the problem of the evaluation of two-point resistances in a resistor network L considered in [2], and re-formulated the evaluation in terms of the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of a cofactor of the Laplacian of L.Expand

We examine the Kosterlitz-Thouless universality class and show that essential scaling at this type of phase transition is not self-consistent unless multiplicative logarithmic corrections are… Expand

We present a numerical technique employing the density of partition function zeroes (i) to distinguish between phase transitions of first and higher order, (ii) to examine the crossover between such… Expand

An analytic approach is presented to developing exact expressions for the two-point resistance between arbitrary nodes on certain non-regular resistor networks. This generalises previous approaches,… Expand

We compare estimates for past institutional research performances coming from two bibliometric indicators to the results of the UK’s Research Assessment Exercise which last took place in 2008.Expand