Networks and Spacetime
These are slides from an invited talk at a Workshop on Stochastic Topology and Networks held at Queen Mary University of London, 2 February 2018 (organisers Dr. Ginestra Bianconi, and Prof. Michael Farber, both QMUL).
are many data sets where the nodes in the most obvious representation come with
a natural order so these are Directed Acyclic Graphs. This order can be
interpreted as an arrow of time suggesting that the most natural geometrical
setting are spacetimes with their non-Riemannian geometry. In this talk I discussed this
idea in terms of simple models and analysis of several citation networks.
Based on earlier talks DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1464980