The Resource Reinventing discovery : the new era of networked science, Michael Nielsen

Reinventing discovery : the new era of networked science, Michael Nielsen

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Reinventing discovery : the new era of networked science
Title
Reinventing discovery
Title remainder
the new era of networked science
Statement of responsibility
Michael Nielsen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Reinventing Discovery, Michael Nielsen argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by powerful new cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which are greatly accelerating scientific discovery. There are many books about how the internet is changing business or the workplace or government. But this is the first book about something much more fundamental: how the internet is transforming the nature of our collective intelligence and how we understand the world. Reinventing Discovery tells the exciting story of an unprecedented new era of networked science. We learn, for example, how mathematicians in the Polymath Project are spontaneously coming together to collaborate online, tackling and rapidly demolishing previously unsolved problems. We learn how 250,000 amateur astronomers are working together in a project called Galaxy Zoo to understand the large-scale structure of the Universe, and how they are making astonishing discoveries, including an entirely new kind of galaxy. These efforts are just a small part of the larger story told in this book--the story of how scientists are using the internet to dramatically expand our problem-solving ability and increase our combined brainpower. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand how the online world is revolutionizing scientific discovery today--and why the revolution is just beginning"--
  • "Reinventing Discovery argues that we are in the early days of the most dramatic change in how science is done in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by new online tools, which are transforming and radically accelerating scientific discovery"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
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Nielsen, Michael A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.M4
LC item number
N54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Research
  • Discoveries in science
  • Internet
  • Information networks
  • Information technology
Label
Reinventing discovery : the new era of networked science, Michael Nielsen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-253) and index
Contents
Reinventing discovery -- Pt. 1. Amplifying collective intelligence -- Online tools make us smarter -- Restructuring expert attention -- Patterns of online collaboration -- The limits and the potential of collective intelligence -- Pt. 2. Networked science -- All the world's knowledge -- Democratizing science -- The challenge of doing science in the open -- The Open Science Imperative -- Appendix. The problem solved by the Polymath Project
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780691148908
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011020248
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3902931-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3902931
  • (Sirsi) o724663975
  • (OCoLC)724663975
Label
Reinventing discovery : the new era of networked science, Michael Nielsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-253) and index
Contents
Reinventing discovery -- Pt. 1. Amplifying collective intelligence -- Online tools make us smarter -- Restructuring expert attention -- Patterns of online collaboration -- The limits and the potential of collective intelligence -- Pt. 2. Networked science -- All the world's knowledge -- Democratizing science -- The challenge of doing science in the open -- The Open Science Imperative -- Appendix. The problem solved by the Polymath Project
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780691148908
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011020248
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3902931-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3902931
  • (Sirsi) o724663975
  • (OCoLC)724663975

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