Web of science recognizes highly cited researchers of 2020

December 2, 2020

Nine University of Chicago Physical Science Division (PSD) scientists were named in Web of Science's 2020 report of highly cited researchers. According to Web of Science, researchers on the list have demonstrated significant and broad influence in the past decade, with highly cited papers ranking in the top 1% by citation for a chosen field or fields.

The 2020 list of 6,389 total researchers includes the following current and former members of the PSD. Listed scientists completed their highly cited research at the University of Chicago.

Name Research Field(s)

David D. Awschalom


Erez Berg


Qing Dai

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Delphine Deryng


Daniel C. Fabrycky

Space Science

Chuan He

Biology and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Wenbin Lin


Stephen Meyer

Space Science

Luping Yu


Web of Science emphasizes that there is no one quantitative measure that constitutes extraordinary research performance. To understand both the list's meaning and limitations, see the methodology.

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