The 10 New MacArthur Genius Scientists Are All Connected

WIRED correspondent Nick Stockton claims that all 10 scientists receiving a 2015 MacArthur Genius Grant have one important unifying trait: network thinking. Thought the MacArthur Foundation claims to have no systematic bias beyond “exceptional creativity”, Stockton argues that, from policy to programming, each recipient’s work demonstrates “how individual parts affect a whole system, or how a network affects its nodes”, claiming “that’s where most of the big work in science is headed. You think some lone genius is going to figure global climate change?…These days, scientists make their discoveries in context, not in isolation.” To read more about this year’s recipients in science and beyond, visit:


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