Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Books on Science - Essays Inspired by Microsoft’s Jim Gray, Who Saw Science Paradigm Shift - NYTimes.com

The full book is available for download here

Now, as a testimony to his passion and vision, colleagues at Microsoft Research, the company’s laboratory that is focused on science and computer science, have published a tribute to Dr. Gray’s perspective in “The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.” It is a collection of essays written by Microsoft’s scientists and outside scientists, some of whose research is being financed by the software publisher.

The essays focus on research on the earth and environment, health and well-being, scientific infrastructure and the way in which computers and networks are transforming scholarly communication. The essays also chronicle a new generation of scientific instruments that are increasingly part sensor, part computer, and which are capable of producing and capturing vast floods of data.

Books on Science - Essays Inspired by Microsoft’s Jim Gray, Who Saw Science Paradigm Shift - NYTimes.com

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