New Metrics Rank Physicists and Their Work

Two CERN theoretical physicists have taken a page out of Google’s playbook in an attempt to better measure the impact of scientists and their published research. In a recent study published on arXiv, new metrics have been proposed that use principles of Google’s PageRank algorithm, which determines the order in which websites appear in search results.

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Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: