Derek de Solla Price was a physicist, historian of science, and information scientist, credited as the father of scientometrics and is known for his analysis of the Antikythera mechanism (an ancient Greek analogue computer and astronomical instrument) in 1959 and 1974.

See How de Solla Price influenced my work by Proffessor Leo Egghe.

Price’s Law

Price’s Law says, “half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors.” This is sometimes used to support the idea that “a few people generate half the results.”