Exploring the Role of Interdisciplinarity in Physics: Success, Talent and Luck

11 Jan 2019 Pluchino Alessandro Burgio Giulio Rapisarda Andrea Biondo Alessio Emanuele Pulvirenti Alfredo Ferro Alfredo Giorgino Toni

Although interdisciplinarity is often touted as a necessity for modern research, the evidence on the relative impact of sectorial versus to interdisciplinary science is qualitative at best. In this paper we leverage the bibliographic data set of the American Physical Society to quantify the role of interdisciplinarity in physics, and that of talent and luck in achieving success in scientific careers... (read more)

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