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Mathematics vs. Physics vs. Biology

21 September, 2007 - 1 min read

Following up on my previous post about community efforts and collective intelligence. I recreated some figures from my notes on a presentation by Jooyoung Lee. He talked about how we are approaching problems in the sciences.

In mathematics, scientists work together on some fundamental problem A. So there’s community-wide efforts.


In physics, scientists work together on problems that are closely related to original problem A. So there’s still community-wide efforts.


Biology is somehow different. In biology, it seems that every scientist is working on their own problem, and some even have more than one!