Scientist migrations

Scientist migrations


19 May 2017

In an extreme example of humans' migratory urge, many scientists study and work in multiple countries. The cover depicts the journeys of individual scientists over the course of their careers, as reconstructed from data in ORCID; the blue path represents the trajectory of Rimantas Kodzius, who may be the most migratory living scientist.

Data analysis: John Bohannon and Jia You/Science; Visualization: Valerie Altounian/Science

Made with Cinema 4D, Python

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