Network science: does it keep you up at night?

This morning I met with Alessandro Vespig­nani, one of the net­work sci­ence fac­ulty mem­bers, to dis­cuss the over­ar­ching themes of his research. I’m always totally inspired when I walk away from these con­ver­sa­tions and it reminded me that I haven’t had a chance to post the video our won­derful mul­ti­media team pro­duced ear­lier in the summer about Vespignani’s work. Well, here it is.

Take a look and then, if you’re so inclined, let us know what you think about net­work sci­ence in the com­ments. Is it going to change the world as we know it? What will having the ability to map the spread of dis­eases do to our society? What about map­ping the spread of other things, like ideas or polit­ical trends?