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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 478353, 6 pages
Research Article

Nobelist TD LEE Scientist Cooperation Network and Scientist Innovation Ability Model

China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413, China

Received 24 July 2013; Accepted 7 August 2013

Academic Editor: Guanghui Wen

Copyright © 2013 Jin-Qing Fang and Qiang Liu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nobelist TD Lee scientist cooperation network (TDLSCN) and their innovation ability are studied. It is found that the TDLSCN not only has the common topological properties both of scale-free and small-world for a general scientist cooperation networks, but also appears the creation multiple-peak phenomenon for number of published paper with year evolution, which become Nobelist TD Lee’s significant mark distinguished from other scientists. This new phenomenon has not been revealed in the scientist cooperation networks before. To demonstrate and explain this new finding, we propose a theoretical model for a nature scientist and his/her team innovation ability. The theoretical results are consistent with the empirical studies very well. This research demonstrates that the model has a certain universality and can be extended to estimate innovation ability for any nature scientist and his/her team. It is a better method for evaluating scientist innovation ability and his/her team for the academic profession and is of application potential.