University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

- Physics Ranking

United States Established: 1965 Scholars: 25
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Physics discipline and affiliated with University of California, Santa Cruz. There are a total of 25 researchers included with 13 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of California, Santa Cruz is 2,570 with a mean value for the h-index of 102.80. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of California, Santa Cruz is 7,787 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 311.48.

Overview

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a public research university located in Santa Cruz, California, United States. Founded in 1965, UCSC is part of the 10 campuses that make up the University of California system. It is classified as an R1 in the Carnegie Classification, which indicates very high research activity. It was also ranked first by the National Research Council for the publication impact of its Ph.D. programs in computer engineering.

UCSC’s academic departments are housed in four divisions and in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. The four divisions are the Division of the Arts, Division of Humanities, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, and the Division of Social Sciences. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs that span a wide range of disciplines, including humanities, social science, arts, and technology.

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree get to study in a small college setting with the advantage of learning and doing research with leading figures in their chosen fields. Postgraduate and doctoral students, on the other hand, receive full support for their academic endeavors through the university’s numerous research labs, academic centers, and studios.

Examples of undergraduate programs include Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, Biotechnology, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Network and Digital Technology, Music, and Robotics Engineering. Meanwhile, students can choose postgraduate programs such as Feminist Studies, Digital Arts and New Media, Natural Language Processing, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Economics, and Education.

UCSC’s beginnings can be traced back to the mid-1950s when the University of California Board of Regents approved the proposal of the City of Santa Cruz to build a new UC campus south of the Berkeley campus. Construction of the university’s buildings started in 1964 and, by 1965, it already welcomed its first students. The current site of UCSC was chosen for its picturesque landscape rather than accessibility, which led to the decision to build residences within the campus to serve as student accommodations.

UCSC has produced remarkable alumni working in fields such as the arts, entertainment, business, literature, politics, and science and technology. These include the founder of BuzzFeed and Huffington Post, Jonah Peretti; actress and comedian, Maya Rudolph; Youtube CEO, Susan Diane Wojcicki; and NASA astronaut and geologist, Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan.

The university’s faculty honors include 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It has also produced seven winners of nine Pulitzer Prizes and five recipients of the MacArthur Fellows Program, also known as the "Genius Grant.”
World
National
Scholar
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.
Citations
Publications
226 World 125 National Garth D. Illingworth

Garth D. Illingworth

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 147 Citations 69,754 372
238 World 137 National A. Seiden

A. Seiden

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 145 Citations 91,623 1,116
281 World 155 National Ryan J. Foley

Ryan J. Foley

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 140 Citations 66,266 469
404 World 227 National Jason X. Prochaska

Jason X. Prochaska

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 129 Citations 53,720 422
432 World 239 National David C. Koo

David C. Koo

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 127 Citations 56,597 414
435 World 246 National Jonathan J. Fortney

Jonathan J. Fortney

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 126 Citations 58,208 297
489 World 274 National Piero Madau

Piero Madau

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 122 Citations 66,267 326
719 World 386 National Joel R. Primack

Joel R. Primack

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 111 Citations 61,983 336
770 World 410 National Puragra Guhathakurta

Puragra Guhathakurta

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 109 Citations 35,863 333
834 World 440 National Sandra M. Faber

Sandra M. Faber

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 107 Citations 68,615 184
901 World 476 National T. Schalk

T. Schalk

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 105 Citations 47,853 663
967 World 516 National A. M. Litke

A. M. Litke

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 103 Citations 127,787 165
1000 World 529 National Natalie M. Batalha

Natalie M. Batalha

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 102 Citations 43,489 171
1251 World 658 National Stan Woosley

Stan Woosley

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 96 Citations 42,123 262
1341 World 712 National J. Xavier Prochaska

J. Xavier Prochaska

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 94 Citations 23,987 287
1360 World 714 National Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 94 Citations 31,265 335
1374 World 695 National Brant Robertson

Brant Robertson

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 94 Citations 36,254 164
2183 World 1098 National Howard E. Haber

Howard E. Haber

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 81 Citations 139,505 242
2199 World 1100 National Steven S. Vogt

Steven S. Vogt

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 81 Citations 38,227 131
2244 World 1130 National Stefano Profumo

Stefano Profumo

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 80 Citations 20,773 279
2258 World 1133 National Kevin Bundy

Kevin Bundy

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 80 Citations 33,076 167
2484 World 1241 National Arthur P. Ramirez

Arthur P. Ramirez

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 77 Citations 29,622 166
2527 World 1268 National Michael Dine

Michael Dine

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 77 Citations 36,824 206
3051 World 1497 National Bradford P. Holden

Bradford P. Holden

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 72 Citations 15,619 131
3251 World 1559 National Douglas N. C. Lin

Douglas N. C. Lin

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 71 Citations 19,015 149

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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