“Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” Game Provides Clue to Efficiency of Complex Networks

“CNS professor Kim Claffy, along with UCSD researchers Marián Boguñá and Dmitri Krioukov reveal a previously unknown mathematical model called “hidden metric space” that may explain the “small-world phenomenon” and its relationship to both man-made and natural networks such as human language, as well as gene regulation or neural networks that connect neurons to organs and muscles within our bodies. They have done this through the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” Click here for the full news article.