Monday, April 27, 2009

How much of physics is condensed matter physics?

Of the 108 physicists who are most highly cited (ISI Highly for papers published in the period 1981-1999, about 2/3 are condensed matter physicists (26 theorists and 47 experimentalists).

In the past 23 years the Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded 11 times for work on condensed matter.

In the past 10 years the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded twice to condensed matter physicists!

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