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Universal Properties of Mythological Networks
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We analyse the networks underlying three iconic mythological narratives with a view to identifying common and distinguishing quantitative features. Expand
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Network analysis of the Íslendinga sögur – the Sagas of Icelanders
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We perform a network analysis of the Íslendinga sögur in an attempt to gather quantitative information on interrelationships between characters. Expand
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Managing research quality: critical mass and optimal academic research group size
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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
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Temporal Network Analysis of Literary Texts
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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
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A quantitative approach to comparative mythology
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
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The two-point resistance of a resistor network: A new formulation and application to the cobweb network
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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
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THE KOSTERLITZ-THOULESS UNIVERSALITY CLASS
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 areExpand
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The Strength of First and Second Order Phase Transitions from Partition Function Zeroes
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 suchExpand
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A generalised formulation of the Laplacian approach to resistor networks
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
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Predicting results of the Research Excellence Framework using departmental h-index
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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
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