Best Physics Scientists in Austria

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best researchers in the field of Physics is based on data derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes exclusively papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Physics research’s best scholars ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the discipline of Physics, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Physics, over 51178 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Physics
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the area of Physics. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification rules
Since our leading goal is to guarantee that only actual scholars are listed in ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to evaluate the work of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our objective is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Physics
With 21 scholars Austria ranks in spot 15 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Austria is University of Vienna with 7 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Physics ranking. It is followed by Austrian Academy of Sciences with 4 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Vienna with 4 scientists.

Prominent scholars present in Austria are affiliated with University of Innsbruck, Austrian Academy of Sciences, University of Vienna, TU Wien, International Atomic Energy Agency, University of Graz, Medical University of Vienna.

Professor Peter Zoller from University of Innsbruck is highlighted as the best scientist in Austria in our ranking with a D-index of 158. Ranking second in Austria is Anton Zeilinger from Austrian Academy of Sciences with a D-index of 137. The third position in Austria is occupied by Georg Kresse from University of Vienna with a D-index of 113.

The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 88 in comparison to an average of 88 for all 21 researchers listed in ranking.

The average number of published papers within the field of Physics for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 439 against an average of 439 for all 21 scientists.

The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 109222 against an average of 49165 for all 21 researchers.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
171 World 1 National D-index 158 Citations 109,222 751
313 World 2 National D-index 137 Citations 91,639 600
674 World 3 National D-index 113 Citations 308,783 304
1177 World 4 National D-index 98 Citations 37,793 805
1218 World 5 National D-index 97 Citations 42,625 417
1586 World 6 National D-index 90 Citations 39,392 294
1818 World 7 National D-index 86 Citations 36,767 334
1845 World 8 National D-index 86 Citations 26,105 366
1853 World 9 National D-index 86 Citations 25,117 467
2093 World 10 National D-index 82 Citations 22,055 461
2233 World 11 National D-index 80 Citations 19,539 500
2256 World 12 National D-index 79 Citations 30,916 279
2442 World 13 National D-index 77 Citations 22,007 661
2522 World 14 National D-index 76 Citations 19,854 767
2593 World 15 National D-index 75 Citations 21,346 216
2698 World 16 National D-index 74 Citations 17,573 218
2735 World 17 National D-index 73 Citations 28,459 216
2758 World 18 National D-index 73 Citations 22,069 372
2823 World 19 National D-index 73 Citations 14,912 327
2925 World 20 National D-index 71 Citations 80,318 276
3012 World 21 National D-index 71 Citations 15,993 608

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