30.11.2020

OeAW among the "Who's Who" of the world's most cited researchers

The list of "highly cited researchers" for 2020 is out. Twenty-eight of the world's most cited scientists are employees or members of the Academy.

Their work fills library shelves: 44 Austrians are among the world's most cited researchers.
Their work fills library shelves: 44 Austrians are among the world's most cited researchers. © Unsplash/Susan Yin

As last year, 28 researchers who work at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), or who are closely associated with it as members at home or abroad, are among the internationally most influential minds in science. This is the result of the current 2020 ranking of the world's most frequently cited researchers, published by Clarivate Analytics.

The annual survey examines how often publications by a researcher from a field of medicine or the natural and social sciences were cited by peers in their publications between 2009 and 2019. In addition to the number of publications in specialist journals, the number of citations is a measure of the scientific relevance of research work.

The "Highly Cited Researchers" ranking currently includes around 6,000 scientists worldwide from 22 research areas and is based on the "Web of Science" citation database. As last year, a total of 44 people from Austria are among the world's most cited researchers, 14 of whom are employees or members of the OeAW in Austria.

Highly Cited: Members and employees of the OeAW at a glance

Markus Aspelmeyer, Physics
Corresponding member of the OeAW, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Vienna) of the OeAW and the University of Vienna

Rainer Blatt, Physics
Full Member of the OeAW, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck) of the OeAW and University of Innsbruck

Christoph Bock, Cross-Field
Member of the Young Academy, CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the OeAW and Medical University of Vienna

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Cross-Field
Member of the OeAW abroad, Max Planck Society, Germany

Mark W. Chase, Plant and Animal Biology
Member of the OeAW abroad, Curtin University, Australia

Ignacio J. Cirac, Physics
Member of the OeAW abroad, Max Planck Society, Germany

Ernst Fehr, Economics
Member of the OeAW abroad, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Jiři Friml, Plant and Animal Biology
Member of the Young Academy, IST Austria

Thomas J. R. Hughes, Computer Science
Member of the OeAW abroad, University of Texas, USA

Christian Körner, Cross-Field
Member of the OeAW abroad, University of Basel, Switzerland

Ferenc Krausz, Physics
Member of the OeAW abroad, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany

Georg Kresse, Physics
Full Member of the OeAW, University of Vienna

Guido Kroemer, Immunology
Member of the OeAW abroad, Paris Descartes University, France

Robert S. Langer, Biology and Biochemistry
Member of the OeAW abroad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Hans Lassmann, Neuroscience
Full Member of the OeAW, Medical University of Vienna

Andreas F. Molisch, Computer Science
Member of the OeAW abroad, University of Southern California, USA

Martin A. Nowak, Economics
Member of the OeAW abroad, Harvard University, USA

Peter Palese, Microbiology
Member of the OeAW abroad, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Jian-Wei Pan, Physics
Member of the OeAW abroad, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Christian F. Roos, Physics
Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck) of the OeAW and University of Innsbruck

Rupert Seidl, Cross-Field
Member of the Young Academy, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Christa Schleper, Cross-Field
Full Member of the OeAW, University of Vienna

Josef S. Smolen, Clinical Medicine
Full Member of the OeAW, Medical University of Vienna

Peter F. Stadler, Cross-Field
Member of the OeAW abroad, Leipzig University

Jörg Striessnig, Pharmacology
Corresponding member of the OeAW, University of Innsbruck

Michael Wagner, Microbiology
Full Member of the OeAW, University of Vienna

Anton Zeilinger, Physics
Full Member of the OeAW, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Vienna) of the OeAW and the University of Vienna

Peter Zoller, Physics
Full Member of the OeAW, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck) of the OeAW and University of Innsbruck

 

At a glance

"Highly Cited Researchers 2020" lists all researchers ranking in the top 1% by citations in their scientific field and can be found on the Clarivate Analytics website.