Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 3
Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2022; Chicago
Session S03: Physics of Social Interactions II
8:00 AM–10:48 AM,
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Room: McCormick Place W-176A
Sponsoring Unit: DBIO
Chair: Greg Stephens, OIST and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Abstract: S03.00009 : The Physics of Team Formation: Modeling the Catalysis of Collaboration at In-Person and Virtual Conferences*
9:36 AM–9:48 AM
Emma R Zajdela
Emma R Zajdela
Daniel M Abrams
Richard J Wiener
Andrew L Feig
(Research Corporation for Science Advancement)
This talk will also cover new empirical evidence for the causal role of interaction---including prescribed interaction---in subsequent team formation, and will touch on the question of whether virtual conferences can effectively replicate the in-person experience. Our work illuminates a key role conferences play in steering the direction of scientific endeavors, and could help organizers optimize future conferences, regardless of their format.
*The authors acknowledge the United States Department of Agriculture NACA 58-3022-0-005, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Grant No. DGE-1842165, and the Northwestern Buffett Institute Global Impacts Graduate Fellowship.
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