Michael Szell
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Publications 32
#1Federico Battiston (CEU: Central European University)H-Index: 10
#2Federico Battiston (CEU: Central European University)
Last.Roberta SinatraH-Index: 16
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Over the past decades, the diversity of areas explored by physicists has exploded, encompassing new topics from biophysics and chemical physics to network science. However, it is unclear how these new subfields emerged from the traditional subject areas and how physicists explore them. To map out the evolution of physics subfields, here, we take an intellectual census of physics by studying physicists’ careers. We use a large-scale publication data set, identify the subfields of 135,877 physicis...
#1Michael SzellH-Index: 14
#2Yifang Ma (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 1
Last.Roberta SinatraH-Index: 16
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Despite the growing interdisciplinarity of research, the Nobel Prize consolidates the traditional disciplinary categorization of science. There is, in fact, an opportunity for the most revered scientific reward to mirror the current research landscape.
#1Michael Szell (MTA: Hungarian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 14
Most cities are car-centric, allocating a privileged amount of urban space to cars at the expense of sustainable mobility like cycling. Simultaneously, privately owned vehicles are vastly underused, wasting valuable opportunities for accommodating more people in a livable urban environment by occupying spacious parking areas. Since a data-driven quantification and visualization of such urban mobility space inequality is lacking, here we explore how crowdsourced data can help to advance its under...
#1Sebastian GrauwinH-Index: 11
#2Michael SzellH-Index: 14
Last.Carlo RattiH-Index: 46
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The idea of a hierarchical spatial organization of society lies at the core of seminal theories in human geography that have strongly influenced our understanding of social organization. In the same line, the recent availability of large-scale human mobility and communication data has offered novel quantitative insights hinting at a strong geographical confinement of human interactions within neighboring regions, extending to local levels within countries. However, models of human interaction la...
#1Yurij Holovatch (NASU: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)H-Index: 8
#2Olesya Mryglod (NASU: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)H-Index: 6
Last.Stefan Thurner (Medical University of Vienna)H-Index: 33
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We present an overview of a series of results obtained from the analysis of human behavior in a virtual environment. We focus on the massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) Pardus which has a worldwide participant base of more than 400,000 registered players. We provide evidence for striking statistical similarities between social structures and human-action dynamics in real and virtual worlds. In this sense MMOGs provide an extraordinary way for accurate and falsifiable studies of social phenome...
#1Marguerite Nyhan (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 4
#2Stanislav Sobolevsky (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 16
Last.Steven R.H. Barrett (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 26
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Abstract Air pollution related to traffic emissions pose an especially significant problem in cities; this is due to its adverse impact on human health and well-being. Previous studies which have aimed to quantify emissions from the transportation sector have been limited by either simulated or coarsely resolved traffic volume data. Emissions inventories form the basis of urban pollution models, therefore in this study, Global Positioning System (GPS) trajectory data from a taxi fleet of over 15...
Science is an enterprise driven fundamentally by social relations and dynamics (1). Thanks to comprehensive bibliometric datasets on scientific production and the development of new tools in network science in the past decade, traces of these relations can now be analyzed in the form of citation and coauthorship networks, shedding light on the complex structure of scientific collaboration patterns (2, 3), on reputation effects (4), and even on the development of entire fields (5, 6). What about ...
#1Roberta Sinatra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 16
#2Pierre Deville (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 6
Last.Albert-La szlo Baraba si (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 115
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An analysis of Web of Science data spanning more than 100 years reveals the rapid growth and increasing multidisciplinarity of physics — as well its internal map of subdisciplines.