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The mathematics of how connections become global

28 mins | Mar 25, 2021
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The importance of spotting the links in life. At what point does a meme go viral, a product start to dominate a market or a disease become a pandemic? Kelsey Houston-Edwards guides us through the many networks of percolation theory — the behaviour of a network when nodes or links are removed — and how this can be used to explain an incredibly varied range of connections. In this thought-provoking piece, she explains why understanding this mathematical model could make a difference in future research.
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