The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Physics was created using data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Physics research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the field of Physics, established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Physics, more than 51178 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Physics
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is established at 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Physics. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our primary aim is to ensure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to assess the output of scholars. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Physics
With 10 researchers Chile ranks in spot 21 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Chile is Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with 4 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Physics ranking. It is followed by Andrés Bello University with 2 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Chile with 1 scholars.
Prominent researchers listed in Chile are associated with Andrés Bello University, Diego Portales University, University of La Serena, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Adolfo Ibáñez University, University of Chile.
Professor Franz E. Bauer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is featured as the best scientist in Chile in our ranking with a D-index of 145. Ranking second in Chile is Dante Minniti from Andrés Bello University with a D-index of 114. The third place in Chile is occupied by Mario Hamuy from University of Chile with a D-index of 109.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 145 in comparison to an average of 99 for all 10 researchers listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Physics for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 623 in comparison to an average of 623 for all 10 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 37817 against an average of 37817 for all 10 scholars.