Video encyclopedia

22/01/1922 Information scientist Derek J. de Solla Price is born

Although a physicist by training, he is more known as a science historian and father of scientometrics, the study of measuring and analysing science. He discovered Price’s square root law, which pertains to the relationship between the literature on a subject and the number of authors in the subject area.


  • Essentials 

  • Biography 

  • Scientific contributions 

  • Notable publications