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Nov2012, 10:59 AM

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Research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2012 figures (as of 20 November = 325/366) are annualized for comparison.
LOOP RESEARCH BY YEAR (loop quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, spin foam) 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (77 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (120 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (142 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (143 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (151 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (215 found) 2012 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (159 annualized from 141 found) STRING,MEMBRANE,AdS/CFT RESEARCH BY YEAR (search terms "string model", "membrane model" and "AdS/CFT correspondence") 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1029 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1048 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1131 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1211 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1077 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1106 found) 2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (831 annualized from 738 found) A similar search for quantum cosmology research since 2009: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (415 found, as of 20 November) The Loop papers represent about half of the 415 quantum cosmology papers found by the search, and most of the highly cited ones. The following "desy" search is specialized to find research that appeared 2009 or later exploring ways of TESTING quantum cosmology. It is slow, doesn't always work, gets comparatively few papers, but could be useful on occasion: http://wwwlibrary.desy.de/cgibin/s...tecount%28d%29 It worked just now, after a 20 second wait, and came up with 65 papers (related to QC phenomenology, i.e. observational testing.) At noon 20 November, average salesrank of popstring top five (grand, fabric, hidden, hgrand, elegant) was 7967. 


#363
Nov2312, 02:20 PM

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As of 23 November
2012 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (161 annualized from 144 found) 2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (837 annualized from 750 found) 


#364
Nov2812, 12:25 PM

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Updated research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2012 figures (as of 28 November = 333/366) are annualized for comparison.
LOOP RESEARCH BY YEAR (loop quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, spin foam) 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (77 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (120 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (142 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (143 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (151 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (215 found) 2012 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (162 annualized from 147 found) STRING,MEMBRANE,AdS/CFT RESEARCH BY YEAR (search terms "string model", "membrane model" and "AdS/CFT correspondence") 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1029 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1048 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1131 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1211 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1080 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1106 found) 2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (834 annualized from 759 found) A similar search for quantum cosmology research since 2009: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (420 found, as of 28 November) The Loop papers represent about half of the 420 quantum cosmology papers found by the search, and most of the highly cited ones. At noon 28 November the five most popular string books (grand, hidden, parallel, eelegant, fabric) had sales ranks 6712+7240+9853+10678+11271 for an average of 9151 


#365
Dec1212, 10:31 AM

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Spot check on popstring book market as of noon (Pacific) 12 December: the five most popular stringy books (hidden, fabric, grand, hgrand, elegant) had sales ranks 4120+5725+6748+9248+11209
for an average of 7410 Quantum cosmology research since 2009: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (428 found, as of 12 December) The Loop papers represent about half of the quantum cosmology papers found, and a larger percentage of those most highly cited: e.g. 27 out of the top 30 papers cite wise. Research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2012 figures (as of 12 December = 347/366) are annualized for comparison. LOOP RESEARCH BY YEAR (loop quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, spin foam) 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (77 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (120 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (142 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (143 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (151 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (215 found) 2012 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (160 annualized from 152 found) STRING,MEMBRANE,AdS/CFT RESEARCH BY YEAR (search terms "string model", "membrane model" and "AdS/CFT correspondence") 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1029 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1047 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1131 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1214 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1087 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1109 found) 2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (828 annualized from 785 found) 


#366
Dec1812, 10:02 AM

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The Loops 2013 conference organizers have begun posting a preliminary list of speakers. Here are a few of the names (more to be posted later.)
Eugenio Bianchi, Perimeter Institute Steve Carlip, University of California, Davis Fay Dowker, Imperial College, London Razvan Gurau, Université ParisSud Kirill Krasnov, University of Nottingham Etera Livine, Ens de Lyon Alejandro Perez, Centre de Physique Theorique Silke Weinfurtner, SISSA Update on research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2012 figures (as of 18 December = 353/366) are annualized for comparison. LOOP RESEARCH BY YEAR (loop quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, spin foam) 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (77 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (120 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (142 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (143 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (151 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (215 found) 2012 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (162 annualized from 156 found) STRING,MEMBRANE,AdS/CFT RESEARCH BY YEAR (search terms "string model", "membrane model" and "AdS/CFT correspondence") 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1029 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1047 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1131 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1214 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1093 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1109 found) 2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (841 annualized from 811 found) Quantum cosmology research since 2009: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (430 found, as of 18 December) The Loop papers represent about half of the quantum cosmology papers found, and a larger percentage of those most highly cited: e.g. 27 out of the top 30 papers citewise. This search is specialized to find research that appeared 2009 or later exploring ways of TESTING quantum cosmology (phenomenology, comparing QC models with observation.) http://wwwlibrary.desy.de/cgibin/s...tecount%28d%29 A bit slow, it worked just now after about a 10 second wait, and came up with 66 papers. Publication, cites, jobs http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=25&sc=0&of=hb http://sites.google.com/site/grqcrumourmill/ http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs9408 http://www.calendardate.com/todays.htm Schools, Conference sessions, Recorded Talks 2013 and current: http://pirsa.org/ http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/ Zakopane http://thwww.if.uj.edu.pl/school/20...rs&titles.html Loops http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops13 Warsaw http://gr20amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=18 2012: Perimeter http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/con...ityhardfacts http://pirsa.org/C12043 Stockholm http://agenda.albanova.se/conference...py?confId=2998 Beijing http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/summerschool/en/index.php http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/summerscho..._news.php?id=8 Tianjin http://physicsforums.com/showthread....51#post4048751 Prague http://ae100prg.mff.cuni.cz/abstracts Miscellany http://www.physics.org/toplistdetail.asp?id=28 http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/String_Theory http://resonaances.blogspot.com/2007...nth2007.html 


#367
Jan813, 07:41 PM

#368
Jan1213, 03:13 PM

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It can shed some light on current developments in HEPtheory to look at the "short lists" of Physics departments in Usa and Canadaof young theoretical particle physicists being considered for first time faculty appointments. What are the research interests of those young researchers who have made it onto the short lists of departments at various universities where there are openings? This information is from
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php which does not claim completeness or complete reliability. It will be updated as the year progresses. Judging from past experience, final decisions on firsttime faculty hires will probably all be made by some time in August or September. Kfir Blum Nathaniel Craig Yanou Cui Liam Fitzpatrick Raphael Flauger Daniel Green Enrico Pajer Rafael Porto Surjeet Rajendran Josh Ruderman Jessie Shelton Michael Trott Andre WalkerLoud The publication listings give some idea of the research interests and thus an indication of which lines of research physics departments see as promising and where they want additional faculty strength. http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Blum%2C+K http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Craig%2C+N http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Cui%2C+Y http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Fitzpatrick%2C+L http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Flauger%2C+R http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+ea+Green%2C+Daniel http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Pajer%2C+E http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Porto%2C+R http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Rajendran%2C+S http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Ruderman%2C+J http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Shelton%2C+J http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Trott%2C+M http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+WalkerLoud%2C+A To put 2013 hiring in context here are: Annual first time faculty hires in theoretical particle physics (Usa + Canada) (Up through 2010, the rates are averaged over 3 years intervals.)
Source for previous years: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs9408 As a footnote on the popular book market, as of noon 12 January the top five stringy titles (eelegant, grand, fabric, egrand, parallel) ranked 6065, 7348, 10518, 13643, 14481, for an average of 10411. The following record put's that in context: ]



#369
Jan1313, 02:28 PM

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corrected links from previous post:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&l...patrick%2C+A+L http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/schedulesp13.html At noon 13 Jan, the pop string top five salesrank average was 9091. The five bestselling stringy titles were eelegant, grand, ehidden, fabric, and parallel. 2013 publications link: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=25&sc=0&of=hb 


#370
Jan1513, 03:11 PM

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A midJanuary popstring sales rank reading is only an informal check because for conciseness I'm only saving March, July, November figures, but as a way of keeping track in between times here how it's going:
12 Jan 10411 13 Jan 9091 14 Jan 9034 15 Jan 9325 ... ... The stringy top five titles on 15 January were grand, fabric, eelegant, hidden, egrand and their average sales rank was 9325. 


#371
Jan1613, 02:49 PM

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At noon Pacific 16 January the stringy top five (eelegant, fabric, hidden, grand, ehidden) ranked 8665, 10530, 11046, 11205, 18745, for an average salesrank of 12038.
An addition to the list of those considered for firsttime faculty appointments in HEPtheory: Ilarion Melnikov http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Melnikov%2C+I 


#372
Jan1713, 11:39 AM

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A miscellaneous bit of local color:
"Nevertheless, there is a feeling in the air that the postmodern epoch particle physics is drawing to a close." http://resonaances.blogspot.com/2007...nth2007.html It was just announced today that Inspire, the SLAC/Stanford data base that replaced Spires, has posted the annual topcite list for 2011: http://blog.inspirehep.net/2013/01/t...1edition.html http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats...11/annual.html After every year Spires used to post a list of the 50 or 100 HEP papers that had been most highy cited during that year. (Spires also posted an AllTime Topcite list each year but ranking based on alltime cumulative totals changed little and was less informative about the current situation and trends.) The new research database INSPIRE has continued this tradition by posting a TOP FORTY list. This is not precisely comparable, because 40 rather than 50, but close enough so we can keep tracking the number of RECENT (from past 5 five years) string papers making the list. Number of recent string papers making the top fifty* in the Spires/Inspires HEP annual topcite list (some years omitted for brevity)
*In 2011 the annual Inspire "top 40" replaces the Spires list. Links to sources: 2001 http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...1/annual.shtml (twelve) 2003 http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...3/annual.shtml (six) 2005 http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...5/annual.shtml (two) 2007 http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...7/annual.shtml (one) 2009 http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...9/annual.shtml (one) 2010 http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...0/annual.shtml (zero) 2011 http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats...11/annual.html (zero) Since we've turned a page, I'll bring forward the corresponding record of string hires, as a fraction of total in HEPtheory. Annual first time faculty hires in theoretical particle physics (Usa + Canada) (Up through 2010, the rates are averaged over 3 years intervals.)
Source for previous years: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs9408 At noon 17 January the popstring top five (eelegant, fabric, hidden, grand, egrand) had an average sales rank of 12668. (8528+10299+10574+13866+20072)/5 


#373
Jan1813, 12:56 PM

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Update on research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2013 figures, as of 18 January) can be annualized for comparison.
LOOP RESEARCH BY YEAR (loop quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, spin foam) 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (77 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (120 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (142 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (143 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (151 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (215 found) 2012 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb 163 found 2013 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (6 found) STRING,MEMBRANE,AdS/CFT RESEARCH BY YEAR (search terms "string model", "membrane model" and "AdS/CFT correspondence") 2006 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1029 found) 2007 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1047 found) 2008 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1131 found) 2009 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1214 found) 2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1093 found) 2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1108 found) 2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (844 found) 2013 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (28 found) Quantum cosmology research since 2009: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (442 found) The Loop papers represent about half of the quantum cosmology papers found, and a larger percentage of those most highly cited: e.g. 24 out of the top 30 papers citewise. This next search is specialized to find research that appeared 2009 or later exploring ways of TESTING quantum cosmology (phenomenology, comparing QC models with observation.) http://wwwlibrary.desy.de/cgibin/s...tecount%28d%29 A bit slow, when last tested it worked after about a 10 second wait, and came up with 68 papers. I'm only saving March, July, November popstring salesrank figures, but as a way of keeping track in between times here how it's going: 12 Jan 10411 13 Jan 9091 14 Jan 9034 15 Jan 9325 16 Jan 12038 17 Jan 12688 18 Jan 12319 ... The stringy top five titles on 18 January ( eelegant, fabric, grand, egrand, hidden) had salesranks 5620+9472+12322+14971+19107 for an average of 12319



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Jan2413, 11:06 PM

#375
Jan2513, 05:24 PM

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More appeared on shortlists today:
Piyush Kumar Josef Pradler Haibo Yu Tuhin Roy http://inspirehep.net/search?p=autho...r%2C+Piyush%22 http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Pradler%2C+J http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AH.B.Yu.1+ http://inspirehep.net/search?p=autho...2C+Tuhin+S.%22 


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Jan3113, 02:51 PM

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#378
Feb813, 02:26 PM

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Spot check on popstring book market. At noon 8 February the top five stringybooks (grand, fabric, elegant, egrand, eelegant) ranked 7538, 10121, 11923, 12856, 12975 for an average of 11083.



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