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George Siemens comments on this, "It's networks all the way down." And you can see why. The Periodic Table of the Elements has a much more network-like feel after this reworking by mathematicians at the Max Planck Institute. "Our results contribute to the undergoing generalization of network theory to hypergraphs, where the traditional network description as a graph is being abstracted to that of hypergraphs as a mean to model complex relations among multiple entities," they write in their paper.

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