Connectivity in Random Networks Can Be Suppressed, but with Explosive Consequences

The team s findings-described in a paper with an accompanying commentary in the March 13 issue of the journal Science-could be useful in a number of fields: from efforts by epidemiologists to control the spread of disease to communications experts developing new products.

The red points represent the formation of a super-connected group or "giant component" within a network. credit: Raissa D'Souza/UC Davis 500

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