imageEarlier today I had the pleasure to give the kickoff talk for the release of The Fourth Paradigm book in Portuguese.  Being able to highlight the thinking's of Jim Gray on which the book is based and the scientists who wrote articles for the book was a real privilege for me.

  1. Thousand years ago – Experimental Science
    Description of natural phenomena
  2. Last few hundred years – Theoretical Science
    Newton’s Laws, Maxwell’s Equations…
  3. Last few decades – Computational Science
    Simulation of complex phenomena
  4. Today – Data-Intensive Science (The Fourth Paradigm)
    Scientists overwhelmed with data sets from many different sources

It was also fortuitous and coincidental that earlier this week AGU EOS published the article Mountain hydrology, snow color, and the fourth paradigm by Jeff Dozier from University of California, Santa Barbara

EOS, TRANSACTIONS AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, VOL. 92, NO. 43, PAGE 373, 2011
doi:10.1029/2011EO430001