Network science: does it keep you up at night?

This morning I met with Alessandro Vespignani, one of the network science faculty members, to discuss the overarching themes of his research. I’m always totally inspired when I walk away from these conversations and it reminded me that I haven’t had a chance to post the video our wonderful multimedia team produced earlier in the summer about Vespignani’s work. Well, here it is.

Take a look and then, if you’re so inclined, let us know what you think about network science in the comments. Is it going to change the world as we know it? What will having the ability to map the spread of diseases do to our society? What about mapping the spread of other things, like ideas or political trends?