Nuclear and particle physicists found most quotable abroad of all Russian scientists
13 Feb '13
Scientists from Russian scientific entities working on nuclear physics and elementary particle physics both in Russia and abroad lead a ‘quotation list’ of articles by Russian scientists published over the past seven years, news agency RIA Novosti reports.
Such lists of most quotable Russian scientists are annually updated, tapping into the international Web of Science database, and are published on Scientific.ru.
On the latest list of Russian scientists whose works have been cited more than a hundred times over the past seven years, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their profound UK-based research into the properties of graphene, hold the top two positions, with others trailing far behind.
Of the Top 100 of Russia-based Russian scientists, 87 represent centers working on nuclear physics and elementary particle physics. The most quotable of all such centers is the United Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna (125 kilometers north of Moscow), with 24 of its employees found to be part of the first hundred. It is followed by the Institute of High-Energy Physics in Protvino (about 100 kilometers south of Moscow) with 19 of its people on the list; the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Siberia’s Novosibirsk — 15 people; Moscow’s Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics — 8 people; the St. Petersburg Konstantinov Institute of Nuclear Physics based in Gatchina some 50 kilometers south-west of St. Petersburg – 6 people; Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Research Institute of Nuclear Physics – 6 people; Moscow’s Troitsk Institute for Nuclear Research — 5 people; and by Moscow’s MEPHI and Kurchatov Institute each having 2 people on the latest Scientific.ru list.
According to Leonid Bolshov, the director of Russia’s Institute for the Safe Development of Nuclear Energy, in Russian nuclear physics “there’s still tremendous potential and there’s an inflow of young talents.”