Interdisciplinarity: A Nobel Opportunity

  title={Interdisciplinarity: A Nobel Opportunity},
  author={Michael Szell and Yifang Ma and Roberta Sinatra},
Michael Szell,1, 2, 3, 4 Yifang Ma,5, 6 and Roberta Sinatra1, 7, 2, 3, 8, ∗ Department of Network and Data Science, Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Hungary. Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Complexity Science Hub, 1080 Vienna, Austria. MTA KRTK Agglomeration and Social Networks Lendulet Research Group, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Northwestern Institute on Complex… 

Effects of homophily and academic reputation in the nomination and selection of Nobel laureates

The Nobel assignment procedure is unveiled, reconstructed from official data and metadata about nominators, nominees and awardees between 1901 and 1965, and a mechanistic model is proposed which reproduces all the salient observations and allows to design possible countermeasures to mitigate observed effects.

Exploring the direction and diversity of interdisciplinary knowledge diffusion: A case study of professor Zeyuan Liu's scientific publications

A new indicator to measure the “direction” of interdisciplinary knowledge diffusion named “disciplinary potential energy” (DPE) is proposed and shed light on the methodology to measure interciplinary knowledge diffusion.

Does Interdisciplinary Research Lead to Higher Faculty Performance? Evidence from an Accelerated Research University in China

The current trend of building accelerated research universities in China that explore the pursuit of interdisciplinary research (IDR) approach to yield academic excellence and innovation through

Does increased interdisciplinary contact among hard and social scientists help or hinder interdisciplinary research?

The results point to the need for policies that incentivise new collaborations between hard and social scientists and foster interdisciplinary contact and asymmetries in the evaluation of other disciplines are only present among discipline pairs that do not have any experience of collaborating with one another.

Going beneath the shoulders of giants: tracking the cumulative knowledge spreading in a comprehensive citation network

Analysis of cumulative knowledge creation on a global scale can be useful in estimating the type and scale of scientific influence of individual publications and entire research areas as well as yielding insights which could not be discovered by using only the direct citation counts.

Factors Influencing Interdisciplinary Research and Industry-Academia Collaborations at Six European Universities: A Qualitative Study

The introduction of interdisciplinarity and industry-academia collaborations (IAC) into higher education institutions (HEIs) and curricula as tools for promoting sustainable development has been

Correspondence between temporal correlations in time series, inverse problems, and the spherical model.

A methodology based on the maximum entropy principle to generate ensembles of time series constrained to preserve part of the temporal structure of an empirical time series of interest is put forward.



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