Top Mathematics Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Mathematics was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Mathematics research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Mathematics, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Mathematics, over 3,708 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mathematics. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Barry Simon

Barry Simon

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 113 Citations 70,335 368
2 World 1 National Noga Alon

Noga Alon

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 113 Citations 51,446 669
3 World 1 National Gilbert Laporte

Gilbert Laporte

HEC Montréal, Canada
H-index 112 Citations 50,151 388
4 World 2 National Shing-Tung Yau

Shing-Tung Yau

Harvard University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 50,738 646
5 World 3 National Jerrold E. Marsden

Jerrold E. Marsden

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 108 Citations 52,541 385
6 World 1 National Dumitru Baleanu

Dumitru Baleanu

Çankaya University, Turkey
H-index 108 Citations 52,195 1,518
7 World 4 National Ivo Babuška

Ivo Babuška

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 106 Citations 55,599 317
8 World 5 National Terence Tao

Terence Tao

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 106 Citations 84,623 379
9 World 6 National Donald B. Rubin

Donald B. Rubin

Temple University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 309,479 270
10 World 7 National Stanley Osher

Stanley Osher

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 104 Citations 107,459 325
11 World 8 National Chi-Wang Shu

Chi-Wang Shu

Brown University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 70,157 420
12 World 1 National Pierre-Louis Lions

Pierre-Louis Lions

Collège de France, France
H-index 102 Citations 68,167 224
13 World 9 National Gene H. Golub

Gene H. Golub

Stanford University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 66,636 279
14 World 10 National Raymond J. Carroll

Raymond J. Carroll

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 44,484 447
15 World 1 National László Lovász

László Lovász

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
H-index 100 Citations 51,917 281
16 World 11 National Sander Greenland

Sander Greenland

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 99 Citations 47,664 242
17 World 2 National Didier Dubois

Didier Dubois

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
H-index 99 Citations 60,248 408
18 World 12 National Wen-Xiu Ma

Wen-Xiu Ma

University of South Florida, United States
H-index 98 Citations 28,798 436
19 World 13 National Jean Bourgain

Jean Bourgain

Institute for Advanced Study, United States
H-index 97 Citations 33,267 392
20 World 14 National Ravi P. Agarwal

Ravi P. Agarwal

Texas A&M University – Kingsville, United States
H-index 96 Citations 46,783 1,397
21 World 15 National Abdul-Majid Wazwaz

Abdul-Majid Wazwaz

Saint Xavier University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 33,186 568
22 World 16 National James A. Yorke

James A. Yorke

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 95 Citations 44,132 297
23 World 17 National Joel L. Lebowitz

Joel L. Lebowitz

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 95 Citations 38,562 417
24 World 2 National Micha Sharir

Micha Sharir

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 95 Citations 33,507 482
25 World 2 National Paul Erdös

Paul Erdös

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
H-index 95 Citations 54,910 551
26 World 1 National Mehdi Dehghan

Mehdi Dehghan

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
H-index 95 Citations 31,088 664
27 World 18 National Jianqing Fan

Jianqing Fan

Princeton University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 54,861 256
28 World 19 National James M. Robins

James M. Robins

Harvard University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 44,895 215
29 World 20 National Luis A. Caffarelli

Luis A. Caffarelli

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 92 Citations 32,862 263
30 World 3 National Henri Prade

Henri Prade

Paul Sabatier University, France
H-index 91 Citations 58,195 431
31 World 1 National T. E. Simos

T. E. Simos

South Ural State University, Russia
H-index 91 Citations 22,993 476
32 World 1 National Ji-Huan He

Ji-Huan He

Soochow University, China
H-index 90 Citations 45,958 237
33 World 21 National George Em Karniadakis

George Em Karniadakis

Brown University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 41,462 356
34 World 22 National David L. Donoho

David L. Donoho

Stanford University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 116,673 147
35 World 23 National Ward Whitt

Ward Whitt

Columbia University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 31,008 304
36 World 2 National Hari M. Srivastava

Hari M. Srivastava

University of Victoria, Canada
H-index 89 Citations 59,368 1,145
37 World 24 National Elliott H. Lieb

Elliott H. Lieb

Princeton University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 39,367 233
38 World 25 National Martin J. Wainwright

Martin J. Wainwright

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 88 Citations 37,650 223
39 World 1 National Ralf Metzler

Ralf Metzler

University of Potsdam, Germany
H-index 88 Citations 36,122 324
40 World 1 National Herbert Edelsbrunner

Herbert Edelsbrunner

Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria
H-index 88 Citations 36,215 256
41 World 4 National Alain Connes

Alain Connes

Collège de France, France
H-index 88 Citations 36,666 241
42 World 26 National Béla Bollobás

Béla Bollobás

University of Memphis, United States
H-index 87 Citations 36,484 483
43 World 27 National Haim Brezis

Haim Brezis

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 87 Citations 38,315 235
44 World 3 National Michel Gendreau

Michel Gendreau

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
H-index 86 Citations 33,034 261
45 World 1 National Ivan Gutman

Ivan Gutman

University of Kragujevac, Serbia
H-index 86 Citations 30,103 620
46 World 28 National Fred Glover

Fred Glover

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 85 Citations 43,917 333
47 World 29 National Dimitri P. Bertsekas

Dimitri P. Bertsekas

MIT, United States
H-index 85 Citations 95,159 219
48 World 1 National Alfio Quarteroni

Alfio Quarteroni

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
H-index 85 Citations 37,493 364
49 World 30 National Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas

MIT, United States
H-index 85 Citations 35,934 236
50 World 5 National Bernard Derrida

Bernard Derrida

Collège de France, France
H-index 85 Citations 25,699 210
51 World 31 National Panos M. Pardalos

Panos M. Pardalos

University of Florida, United States
H-index 84 Citations 31,285 606
52 World 1 National Juan J. Nieto

Juan J. Nieto

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
H-index 83 Citations 23,965 457
53 World 32 National Carlos E. Kenig

Carlos E. Kenig

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 83 Citations 27,320 275
54 World 33 National Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman

Columbia University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 120,478 227
55 World 34 National Bradley Efron

Bradley Efron

Stanford University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 152,883 159
56 World 4 National Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan

Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 82 Citations 78,716 951
57 World 2 National Bernd Sturmfels

Bernd Sturmfels

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany
H-index 82 Citations 26,980 320
58 World 1 National Jonathan M. Borwein

Jonathan M. Borwein

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
H-index 82 Citations 31,468 459
59 World 3 National Peter Grassberger

Peter Grassberger

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 81 Citations 53,605 257
60 World 35 National Avi Wigderson

Avi Wigderson

Institute for Advanced Study, United States
H-index 81 Citations 38,899 226
61 World 36 National Persi Diaconis

Persi Diaconis

Stanford University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 29,735 233
62 World 1 National Christoph Schwab

Christoph Schwab

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 81 Citations 19,978 343
63 World 3 National Saharon Shelah

Saharon Shelah

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
H-index 81 Citations 30,867 1,291
64 World 2 National Zhi-Quan Luo

Zhi-Quan Luo

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
H-index 79 Citations 28,716 250
65 World 37 National Mark J. Ablowitz

Mark J. Ablowitz

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 79 Citations 33,660 242
66 World 38 National Fan Chung

Fan Chung

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 78 Citations 29,579 249
67 World 39 National Frank Harary

Frank Harary

New Mexico State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 20,591 383
68 World 5 National Pierre Hansen

Pierre Hansen

HEC Montréal, Canada
H-index 77 Citations 30,200 359
69 World 2 National Andreas Winter

Andreas Winter

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
H-index 76 Citations 20,569 239
70 World 40 National Roger Temam

Roger Temam

Indiana University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 47,309 379
71 World 2 National Saeid Abbasbandy

Saeid Abbasbandy

Imam Khomeini International University, Iran
H-index 76 Citations 18,245 328
72 World 41 National Eduardo D. Sontag

Eduardo D. Sontag

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 35,424 313
73 World 42 National Andrew J. Majda

Andrew J. Majda

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, United States
H-index 75 Citations 29,264 263
74 World 43 National Olvi L. Mangasarian

Olvi L. Mangasarian

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 75 Citations 25,446 164
75 World 4 National Wolfgang Karl Härdle

Wolfgang Karl Härdle

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 31,161 313
76 World 44 National Avner Friedman

Avner Friedman

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 35,427 347
77 World 6 National Benoît Perthame

Benoît Perthame

Université Paris Cité, France
H-index 75 Citations 19,254 264
78 World 45 National Victor G. Kac

Victor G. Kac

MIT, United States
H-index 75 Citations 30,532 249
79 World 46 National Adrian E. Raftery

Adrian E. Raftery

University of Washington, United States
H-index 74 Citations 41,549 179
80 World 47 National Joseph B. Keller

Joseph B. Keller

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 18,354 215
81 World 48 National Emmanuel J. Candès

Emmanuel J. Candès

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 101,196 116
82 World 1 National Tony F. Chan

Tony F. Chan

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
H-index 74 Citations 45,318 256
83 World 49 National Ron Graham

Ron Graham

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 74 Citations 39,945 288
84 World 50 National Yinyu Ye

Yinyu Ye

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 36,035 275
85 World 52 National Gunther Uhlmann

Gunther Uhlmann

University of Washington, United States
H-index 74 Citations 18,868 339
86 World 51 National Alan Frieze

Alan Frieze

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 21,857 387
87 World 53 National Edriss S. Titi

Edriss S. Titi

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 18,278 359
88 World 54 National Bernardo Cockburn

Bernardo Cockburn

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 74 Citations 37,831 182
89 World 1 National Donal O'Regan

Donal O'Regan

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
H-index 74 Citations 24,822 1,055
90 World 2 National Fawang Liu

Fawang Liu

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
H-index 74 Citations 18,624 303
91 World 5 National Herbert Spohn

Herbert Spohn

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 73 Citations 21,389 232
92 World 55 National David R. Morrison

David R. Morrison

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 73 Citations 20,051 133
93 World 1 National Xuerong Mao

Xuerong Mao

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 26,591 287
94 World 2 National Michael Atiyah

Michael Atiyah

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 49,587 137
95 World 7 National David Ruelle

David Ruelle

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France
H-index 73 Citations 47,322 161
96 World 1 National Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen

Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen

Aarhus University, Denmark
H-index 73 Citations 30,227 206
97 World 56 National Alexander Shapiro

Alexander Shapiro

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 73 Citations 31,491 189
98 World 1 National Shaher Momani

Shaher Momani

Ajman University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
H-index 73 Citations 17,336 282
99 World 3 National Liqun Qi

Liqun Qi

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
H-index 73 Citations 20,367 384
100 World 57 National Elias M. Stein

Elias M. Stein

Princeton University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 59,926 165

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