The 2nd edition of Research.com 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.
The focus of our Physics research
Research.com’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 Research.com 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 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.
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 Research.com 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 Research.com 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.