Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 15:00 Room 4.15 in the Physics Building Vinko Zlatic Theoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia Physics and Wikipedia Wikipedias: Collaborative web-based encyclopedias as complex networks Abstract: In this talk I will give overview of the recent research of Wikipedia structure. There is a number of different motivations for the research of Wikipedia and a number of different topics physicist community is interested in and which will be mentioned in the talk. A detailed report on Wikipedia structure as a complex network will be presented. Different models which are trying to capture some of interesting Wikipedia properties will also be elaborated. In the end of the talk I will shortly expose future directions of the Wikipedia research as well as a research on general knowledge networks and hopefully initiate a small discussion on the topic.