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Midmonth averages of string topfive salesranks
(recorded at Pacific noon on several days around the 15th of each month)
...
July 2009           6485
November 2009         NA
March 2010          7521
July 2010           8461
November 2010       2220
March 2011           349
July 2011           1257
November 2011       1243
March 2012          3235 
July 2012           2359
September     (7163)
October       (7294)
November 2012       7792
Saturday 17 November the noon stringy topfive salesrank average was 6540, making the mid-month figure (averaging around the 15th of November) equal to 7792.
The top five titles on 17 November were grand, fabric, e-grand, hidden, e-elegant.
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/Jobs94-08
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://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/20...rs&titles.html
Loops http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
Warsaw http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=18
2012:
Perimeter http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/con...ity-hard-facts
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...n-th-2007.html
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Nov20-12, 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://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/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 pop-string top five (grand, fabric, hidden, h-grand, elegant) was 7967.
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Nov23-12, 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)
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Nov28-12, 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, e-elegant, fabric) had sales ranks 6712+7240+9853+10678+11271 for an average of 9151
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Spot check on pop-string book market as of noon (Pacific) 12 December: the five most popular stringy books (hidden, fabric, grand, h-grand, 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)
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Dec18-12, 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 Paris-Sud

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://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/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/Jobs94-08
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://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/20...rs&titles.html
Loops http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
Warsaw http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=18
2012:
Perimeter http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/con...ity-hard-facts
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...n-th-2007.html
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Jan8-13, 07:41 PM
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Update on research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2013 figures 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 162
2013 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb ?

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 (842 found)
2013 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb

Quantum cosmology research since 2009:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (437 founr)
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 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://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/s...tecount%28d%29
A bit slow, when last tested it worked after about a 10 second wait, and came up with 68 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/Jobs94-08
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://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/20...rs&titles.html
Loops http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
Warsaw http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=18
2012:
Perimeter http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/con...ity-hard-facts
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...n-th-2007.html
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Jan12-13, 03:13 PM
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It can shed some light on current developments in HEP-theory to look at the "short lists" of Physics departments in Usa and Canada--of 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 first-time 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 Walker-Loud

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+Walker-Loud%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.)
period          1999-2001   2002-2004   2005-2007   2008-2010  2011   2012
HEP theory hires   18         24          23          13        11     12
string hires        9          8           6           2         1      1
The source used for 2012: http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php
Source for previous years: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs94-08

As a footnote on the popular book market, as of noon 12 January the top five stringy titles (e-elegant, grand, fabric, e-grand, parallel) ranked 6065, 7348, 10518, 13643, 14481, for an average of 10411.
The following record put's that in context:
]
Midmonth averages of string topfive salesranks
(recorded at Pacific noon on several days around the 15th of each month)
...
July 2009           6485
November 2009         NA
March 2010          7521
July 2010           8461
November 2010       2220
March 2011           349
July 2011           1257
November 2011       1243
March 2012          3235 
July 2012           2359
November 2012       7792 
(12 January 2013   10411)
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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
e-elegant, grand, e-hidden, fabric, and parallel.

2013 publications link:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=25&sc=0&of=hb
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Jan15-13, 03:11 PM
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A mid-January pop-string 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, e-elegant, hidden, e-grand and their average sales rank was 9325.
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At noon Pacific 16 January the stringy top five (e-elegant, fabric, hidden, grand, e-hidden) ranked 8665, 10530, 11046, 11205, 18745, for an average salesrank of 12038.
An addition to the list of those considered for first-time faculty appointments in HEP-theory:

Ilarion Melnikov
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Melnikov%2C+I
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Jan17-13, 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...n-th-2007.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...1-edition.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 All-Time Topcite list each year but ranking based on all-time 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)
year                2001    2003    2005    2007    2009    2010   2011  
recent top-50 work   12       6       2       1      1       0       0
Here a paper is counted as recent if it appeared any time in the past five years. Annual topcite lists gauge the currently perceived significance of recent work by how often it was cited by other researchers during the given year.
*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 HEP-theory.
Annual first time faculty hires in theoretical particle physics (Usa + Canada)
(Up through 2010, the rates are averaged over 3 years intervals.)
period          1999-2001   2002-2004   2005-2007   2008-2010  2011   2012
HEP theory hires   18         24          23          13        11     12
string hires        9          8           6           2         1      1
The source used for 2012: http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php
Source for previous years: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs94-08

At noon 17 January the pop-string top five (e-elegant, fabric, hidden, grand, e-grand) had an average sales rank of 12668.
(8528+10299+10574+13866+20072)/5
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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://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/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 pop-string 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 ( e-elegant, fabric, grand, e-grand, hidden) had salesranks 5620+9472+12322+14971+19107 for an average of 12319


Midmonth averages of string topfive salesranks
(recorded at Pacific noon on several days around the 15th of each month)
...
July 2009           6485
November 2009         NA
March 2010          7521
July 2010           8461
November 2010       2220
March 2011           349
July 2011           1257
November 2011       1243
March 2012          3235 
July 2012           2359
November 2012       7792 
(January 2013      10701)
(10411+9091+9034+9325+12038+12688+12319)/7
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Jan24-13, 11:06 PM
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It may help understand the current situation in HEP-theory to look at the "short lists" of Physics departments in Usa and Canada--of young theoretical particle physicists being considered for first time faculty appointments. What research interests do departments at various universities want to invest in? This information is from
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php
which does not claim completeness or complete reliability.
Kfir Blum
Nathaniel Craig
Yanou Cui
Liam Fitzpatrick
Raphael Flauger
Daniel Green
Hans Jockers
Bastian Kubis
Aleksi Kurkea
Ilarion Melnikov
Ethan Neil
Enrico Pajer
Rafael Porto
Surjeet Rajendran
Ted Rogers
Josh Ruderman
Jessie Shelton
Michael Trott
Andre Walker-Loud
Mark Wyman

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+Jockers%2C+H
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Kubis%2C+B
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Kurkela%2C+A
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Melnikov%2C+I
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Neil%2C+E+T
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+Rogers%2C+T+C
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AT.C.Rogers.3
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+Walker-Loud%2C+A
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AM.Wyman.1+


Publication, cites, jobs
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=25&sc=0&of=hb
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/Jobs94-08
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://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/20...rs&titles.html
Loops http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
Warsaw http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=18
2012:
Perimeter http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/con...ity-hard-facts
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...n-th-2007.html
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Jan25-13, 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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Jan31-13, 02:51 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 31 January 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 163 found
2013 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=25&sc=0&of=hb (141 annualized from 12 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 (852 found)
2013 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (754 annualized from 64 found)

Update on research specialization of 2013 first-time faculty prospects:
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+Jockers%2C+H
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Kubis%2C+B
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[/QUOTE]
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Kurkela%2C+A
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Melnikov%2C+I
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Neil%2C+E+T
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+Pradler%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Rajendran%2C+S
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Rogers%2C+T+C
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AT.C.Rogers.3
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=autho...2C+Tuhin+S.%22
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+Walker-Loud%2C+A
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AM.Wyman.1+
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AH.B.Yu.1+
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Feb6-13, 11:45 AM
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I'm trying to understand what research interests departments at various universities in Usa and Canada want to invest in by looking at which young HEP-theorists are being considered for first time faculty appointments. This information is from
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php which does not claim completeness or complete reliability.

Kfir Blum
John Joseph Carrasco
Nathaniel Craig
Yanou Cui
Liam Fitzpatrick
Raphael Flauger
Daniel Green
Thomas Hartman
Diego Hofman
Hans Jockers
Bastian Kubis
Piyush Kumar
Aleksi Kurkea
Ilarion Melnikov
Ethan Neil
Enrico Pajer
Vasily Pestun
Rafael Porto
Josef Pradler
Surjeet Rajendran
Ted Rogers
Tuhin Roy
Josh Ruderman
Jessie Shelton
Gonzalo Torroba
Michael Trott
Andre Walker-Loud
Mark Wyman
Haibo Yu

The updated 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+Carrasco%2C+J
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=exact...n%2C+Thomas%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...2C+Diego+M.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jockers%2C+H
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Kubis%2C+B
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=autho...r%2C+Piyush%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Kurkela%2C+A
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Melnikov%2C+I
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Neil%2C+E+T
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Pajer%2C+E
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Pestun%2C+V
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Porto%2C+R
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Pradler%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Rajendran%2C+S
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Rogers%2C+T+C
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=autho...2C+Tuhin+S.%22
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+Torroba%2C+G
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Trott%2C+M
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Walker-Loud%2C+A
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AM.Wyman.1+
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AH.B.Yu.1+
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Feb8-13, 02:26 PM
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Spot check on pop-string book market. At noon 8 February the top five stringybooks (grand, fabric, elegant, e-grand, e-elegant) ranked 7538, 10121, 11923, 12856, 12975 for an average of 11083.


Midmonth averages of string topfive salesranks
(recorded at Pacific noon on several days around the 15th of each month)
...
July 2009           6485
November 2009         NA
March 2010          7521
July 2010           8461
November 2010       2220
March 2011           349
July 2011           1257
November 2011       1243
March 2012          3235 
July 2012           2359
November 2012       7792 
(January 2013      10701)
(8 February spot   11083)


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