Tuesday, April 29, 2014

#Wikidata - #Brown University faculty

Gerald Guralnik died recently. He is credited of one of the discoverers of the Higgs boson and the Higgs mechanism. With someone that special, it makes sense to do something different, something extra.

At Wikidata a lot of time goes into adding the alma mater of subjects. For Mr Guralnik his time at Brown University was added. The time people work for a university or for a research institution is at least as relevant as the time when they studied.

For Brown university there is a category with many of its faculty members. Now that one university has been so well served, there is plenty of room for other universities to be served in a similar way. In Wikidata you find how to set up the query that show the data in the Reasonator.
Thanks,
     GerardM
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