Science Café Cleveland presents


"Networks - Patterns of Similarity and Difference"


JANUARY 14, 2013




Valdis Krebs

Founder and Chief Scientist




The explosion of social networks enabled by modern communication tools has made us acutely aware of how intricately networked each one of us is, even if one does not actively seek to do so. We are becoming increasingly aware of the networked nature of life every day -- from man-made networks to biological networks that have evolved over long time periods. 

This has spawned great interest in understanding in greater depth how these networks form and operate. As a result we can now map, model and measure these emergent patterns of connections -- in our bodies, in our conversations, in our communities, and in our economies. Nothing happens alone, everything is affected by everything else (close by... in network distance).

Valdis Krebs has been mapping, modeling and measuring networks since the late 1980s -- everything from halls of academia, to the project teams at IBM, to the 9-11 hijackers, to budding economies in rural America, to the spread of disease with the CDC, and finally to corruption on the Cuyahoga. 

In this Science Café he will invite participants to explore with him the networked nature of our daily lives... and the mathematics behind it!







WHERE: The Market Garden Brewery

(Located at 1947 West 25th Street next to the West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio)


WHEN: January 14, 2013

Drinks at 6:30 pm, discussion starts around 7:00 pm


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN

ideastream, and the Market Garden Brewery



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