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Beating the competition
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization discover how the size of networks can skyrocket
January 17, 2011
A single new connection can dramatically enhance the size of a network – no matter whether this connection represents an additional link in the Internet, a new acquaintance within a circle of friends or a connection between two nerve cells in the brain.
The results, which are published in Nature Physics, were part of a theoretical study carried out by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen and the University Göttingen. This study mathematically describes for the first time the influence of single additional links in a network. (Nature Physics, published online on January 16th, 2011)
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