World Top 2 Percent Scientists List 2023
A team of researchers from Stanford University has published a list of world’s top 2 percent scientists. The list includes about 160,000 scientists from 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.
The scientists are ranked based on their career-long and single recent year impacts. This is done using standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.
1. Joss Bland-Hawthorn from the University of Sydney
Joss Bland-Hawthorn from the University of Sydney, Australia, is a renowned scientist who has made significant contributions to both astronomical instrumentation and astrophysics. He has developed key devices including photonic lanterns, OH-suppression fibers, and hexabundles that have revolutionized the field of astronomical instrumentation.
He has a long track record of observing the Milky Way, using spectroscopic data and other instruments to study galactic evolution. His work has contributed to the discovery of truncated H I gas discs in spiral galaxies, as well as being among the first to characterize the large-scale galactic wind.
2. Subir Sarkar from Jadavpur University
A notable professor in the world of engineering, Subir Sarkar has a slew of awards to his name. He is a well-recognized scientist who has spent much of his time researching Particle physics, the Large Hadron Collider and Astrophysics.
He has also authored several scholarly articles, many of which were published in leading international journals. He has led several R&D projects, guided 54 Ph.D. scholars and published a number of engineering texts.
He has a particular interest in Nanodevices and low-power VLSI circuits. He has also been involved in the field of digital watermarking. He is not alone in this regard, as Jadavpur University boasts some of the most prestigious teachers in the country and a great number of students make their way to IITs and NITs on the strength of their education at Jadavpur University.
3. Matt J. Jarvis from the University of the Western Cape
The University of the Western Cape, South Africa, is known for its courageous history in fighting against oppression and discrimination. It has played a leading role in helping to shape South Africa’s historic transformation.
Located in Bellville, a city near Cape Town, South Africa, UWC has a strong focus on Social Justice, Community Engagement and Graduate Employability. As part of this commitment, UWC places great emphasis on exposing its students and staff to the needs of their local communities through a range of outreach programs.
As a result of the grant, Slapac will be traveling to South Africa this summer to meet with Collett and her colleagues at UWC. They will be conducting research about social justice pedagogy and participatory parity, as well as the internationalization of teacher development.
4. Bobby Samir Acharya from King’s College London
King’s College London, England is one of the oldest universities in the UK and is renowned for its world-class teaching and research. The university is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society.
Bobby Samir Acharya is a Professor of Physics at King’s College London, England. He received a Ph.D. in string theory from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London in 1997, followed by a Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council Personal Postdoctoral Fellowship from the same institution.
He has also worked as a research associate at the New High Energy Theory Center in Rutgers University, NJ, USA and is currently a staff researcher at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. His research focuses on Particle physics, Large Hadron Collider, Nuclear physics, the Atlas detector, and Lepton.
5. Donald P. Schneider from Pennsylvania State University
Throughout his academic career to date, Donald P. Schneider has been renowned for his research on observational cosmology and quasars. His accomplishments include developing a new technique to measure distances to galaxies, as well as being the first to detect Comet Halley as it passed through Earth’s orbit in 1982.
He also works on the physics of quasars, which are massive black holes that swallow up stars. He is also interested in the origin of the universe and what may happen to it in the future.
He is an Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania. He has been teaching the yearlong sophomore introductory course for astronomy majors since 1989 and enjoys helping a wide variety of students achieve success. He says the most rewarding part of his job is bringing together outstanding students with great talent.