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Scientific Progress Drawn as a Subway Map



Science blogger Crispian Jago has done an impressive job connecting hundreds of the great scientific thinkers of the past 500 years on a chronologically organized subway map with colored ‘lines’ representing fields like chemistry, genetics, theoretical physics, etc.. There are ‘transfers’ for thinkers whose work spans multiple disciplines: For instance, Gallileo is a triple transfer, with stops in mathematics, astronomy & cosmology, and theoretical physics.

The map is still in beta, so to speak — Jago’s getting lots of interesting feedback on his blog currently about areas of improvement — but it’s still really neat and informative. Bring on the wall poster!

Click to see it full-sized.

(via Cool Infographics | Artist’s page)

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