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Special Exhibit: Places & Spaces: Mapping Science


This exhibit was at Galter Health Sciences Library from May - October, 2015 and is no longer on display.


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? Visit the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit on Level 2 of the Galter Health Sciences Library 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. Other events will be scheduled over the course of the exhibit. Learn more at

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About Katy Börner, Exhibit Curator

Dr. Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997. She became an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2012. Dr. Börner is the Exhibit Curator and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University, and opened the exhibit on May 14th with a special lecture, gallery tour, and reception at Galter Health Sciences Library.

Learn more about Katy here

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Credits and Funding

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.

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Updated: December 1st, 2015 11:01