Michael Nielsen and Networked Science

Professor and widely published physicist Michael Nielsen left academia to write a book on open science called Reinventing Discovery. His book and ideas center on the proposition that through sharing resources and knowledge via online tools, the rate and scope of scientific discovery could be drastically increased. The idea of sharing knowledge, (instead protecting it covetously), is an example diversity and integration at work.

Below is Neilsen’s inspiring April 2011 TED talk, given at TEDxWaterloo

Related Interview: Ira Flatow talks with Neilsen for Science Friday on NPR: Can Science be Done without Secrecy?

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