A link has been sent. Done See Which Cities Attract the World’s Greatest Minds By By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor 1 hour ago 0 shares View gallery Visualization of web site birth-death dynamics (with dots and lines representing notable individuals moving toward Want to become someone of note? Be born in Boston and move to New York City. Granted, it might help to have some sort of talent, too. But Boston is the birthplace of brilliant people, while New York attracts them later in life, according to a new study of how people migrate. Using a database of more than 2,000 years of notable names, stretching back to King David of Israel and Judah in 1069 B.C., researchers tracked the rise and fall of cultural centers in Europe and North America over hundreds of years. They found that Paris was a magnet for talent, drawing 70 percent of France’s notables over the centuries, and that Germany has long consisted of multiple, smaller, cultural centers competing for brains and creativity. The mapping method even allows researchers to link locations with particular professions by studying who dies where.
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