Places & Spaces at Northwestern University

May 14 - September 23, 2015

Are you interested in seeing science from above? Curious to see what impact one single person or invention can have? Keen to find pockets of innovation? Desperate for better tools to manage the information flood? Or are you simply fascinated by maps? Then plan to visit the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, which will be on display at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from May 14 to September 23, 2015.

The exhibit aims to demonstrate the power of maps to navigate and make sense of physical places and abstract topic spaces. Scientists will be stimulated, students and teachers encouraged, and the general public fascinated by this multi-layered, accessible approach to the worlds of modern scientific thought.

This is only the third time the 10th iteration, which debuted in September 2014, is being displayed publicly. These fascinating new maps explore the future of science mapping and continue the exhibit’s commitment to bringing audiences the most stunning and groundbreaking examples of data visualization from the most brilliant mapmakers of our time.

The maps and bonus materials will be on display in the Galter Health Sciences Library.

Venues:

Galter Health Sciences Library
303 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Special Events:

Thursday, May 14 – Opening Keynote and Reception; Katy Börner will introduce the exhibit

Acknowledgments:

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is curated by Dr. Katy Börner and Lisel Record at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, School of Informatics at Indiana University. Places & Spaces also receives input from its Advisory Board. Organizing the exhibit at Northwestern is Dr. Kristi Holmes, PhD. Support from Northwestern University comes from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), and the Galter Health Sciences Library.

Funding for Places & Spaces is provided by the National Science Foundation under grants IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-O534909, and IIS-0715303; the James S. McDonnell Foundation; and Thomson Reuters. Additional funding comes from the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Informatics and Computing—all three located at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate science maps is from Thomson Reuters and Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or other sponsors.

Acknowledgements: This exhibit is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-0534909 and IIS-0715303, the James S. McDonnell Foundation; Thomson Reuters; the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Library and Information Science, all three at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate the science maps is from the Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and Scopus by Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.