World's Most Cited
Five of the top eight physics and astrophysics articles most cited in 2004 were authored by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University's Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, according to the SPIRES database of Stanford University.
Of the cited articles by Johns Hopkins faculty,
Charles L. Bennett's papers — which pinpointed the
age of the universe — ranked first and second, and
those of Raman Sundrum, a physicist whose work opened new
dimensions in space and time, ranked third and sixth. An
article by astrophysicist Adam Riess ranked eighth. Riess
and collaborators discovered the mysterious dark energy
that is pushing the universe apart.
"These rankings are a testament to the influence and reach of the physics and astronomy faculty here at Johns Hopkins," said Jonathan Bagger, chairman of the department in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Bennett came to Johns Hopkins on Jan. 1, 2005, from
his previous position as a senior scientist for
experimental cosmology at NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center, and Sundrum arrived in the summer of 2000 from a
postdoctoral position at Stanford University. Riess is an
adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University who will join
the faculty full-time on Jan. 1 from his current position
at the Space Telescope
Science Institute on the Johns Hopkins Homewood
The SPIRES database offers researchers worldwide a
compendium of papers on physics and astrophysics, and
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