The Science of Science: What makes science effective?
The College of Management of Technology, in collaboration with IC, is launching a new EPFL Seminar series on “Computational Social Sciences & Economics.” The seminar will bring in leading guest speakers to examine questions that are of great importance for EPFL and society more broadly.
Our first high-level guest speaker will be Prof. James A. Evans, from the University of Chicago. His research on the Science of Science provides insights into the conditions that drive creativity and the genesis of scientific breakthroughs. Ultimately, these insights help to develop tools and policies with the potential to accelerate discoveries and advance science.
His research, published in Science and Nature, has analyzed more than 110 million articles, patents, and software packages from 1954 to 2016, and examined questions related to collaboration, team composition, and scientific impact factor. His results shed light on how to balance the demands of multi-expert teams with goals of fostering innovative, breakthrough results.
Professor Evans’ research is of major interest for all researchers across EPFL seeking to have greater scientific impact and meaningful results. We warmly encourage you to come to the opening talk for the seminar series on May 3rd.
- General public