Web of Science recognizes highly cited researchers of 2021

December 1, 2021

Eight University of Chicago Physical Science Division (PSD) scientists were named in Web of Science's 2021 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 2021 list of 6,602 total researchers includes the following current faculty of the PSD. 


Research Field(s)

Paul Alivisatos

Cross-Field, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

David D. Awschalom


Qing Dai

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Chuan He

Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry

Daniel E. Holz

Space Science

Wenbin Lin


Jiwoong Park


Matthew Stephens


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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