Shifts in the world science centre: space–time characteristics and disciplinary analysis
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 25, Number 3, June 2000 , pp. 227-232(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Based on 4087 data records derived from two chronological tables relating to the history of science and technology, this paper explores geographical and chronological characteristics of shifts in the centre of world scientific activity ('world science centre'). We then go on to compare the timing of shifts in world discipline centres with shifts in the world science centre, analyse the relationship through time between dominant disciplines in Italy, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA on the one hand and 'excavation worthy' disciplines on the other, and attempt to discover an internal mechanism governing shifts in the world science centre related to states of development of individual scientific disciplines.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 2000