March 2015

The Hierarchy of Network Connections

By Arti Agrawal | Posted: 22 March 2015

I’ve often seen at conferences how well known scientists and people who deliver keynote addresses, plenary, and invited talks are surrounded by eager interlocutors. The people who are perceived as powerful (directors of research centres, heads ofdepartments, presidents of organisations and such like) have a powerful pull on the throng of attendees.

These important figures are in great demand for any number of reasons: people want to ask more about their work, tell them about their own work, get opinions from them, ask them for jobs, advise, etc.; the list is long.

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