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November 21, 2005
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Johns Hopkins Physics Articles among
World's Most Cited

Charles L. Bennett

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.

Raman Sundrum

"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 campus.

Adam Riess

The SPIRES database offers researchers worldwide a compendium of papers on physics and astrophysics, and tracks citations.

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