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Feb11-13, 03:12 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 11 February are annualized for comparison. 11 Feb = 42/365

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 (182 annualized from 21 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 (1217 found)
2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1100 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 (608 annualized from 70 found)

Some links kept handy for reference:

Publication, cites, jobs
http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats/topcites/index
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:
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
Strings http://strings2013.sogang.ac.kr
Planck April http://congrexprojects.com/13a11
Zagreb June http://umbriel.phy.hr/mccqg2/index.p...ific-programme
Trieste April http://www.math.sissa.it/workshop/qu...try-and-matter
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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Feb13-13, 07:26 AM
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An addition to the HEP theory first time faculty appointment short-list:
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Batell%2C+B
As of noon Pacific 12 Feb the top five pop-string books (grand, e-elegant, hidden, fabric, elegant) ranked 7706, 8831, 9925, 10281, 12991, for an average of 9947.

As of noon Pacific 13 Feb the top five pop-string books (grand, fabric, e-elegant, elegant, v-elegant) ranked 6505+9184+11030+11330+12395 for an average of 10089.
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Feb15-13, 11:40 AM
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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
November 2012       7792 
(January 2013      10701)
(February 2013       ?  )
At noon 14 Feb the top five stringy pop titles (grand, e-elegant, audio-parallel, fabric, elegant) ranked 5320, 7753, 8272, 10761, 11329, for an average of 8687.
As of noon 15 Feb top five stringy pop titles (grand, e-elegant, parallel, fabric, elegant) rank 6767, 6909, 8555, 10500, 10570, for an average of 8660.
So far the mid-February numbers are:

12 Feb 9947
13 Feb 10089
14 Feb 8687
15 Feb 8660
16 Feb ...
17 Feb ...
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Feb18-13, 12:13 AM
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Additional link to check for Planck spacecraft results:
http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=planck
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)
(February 2013      8594)
12 Feb 9947
13 Feb 10089
14 Feb 8687
15 Feb 8660
16 Feb 8182
17 Feb 6000
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Feb19-13, 10:07 AM
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Update on research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2013 figures as of 19 February (= 50/365) 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 (168 annualized from 23 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 (1217 found)
2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1100 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 (599 annualized from 82 found)

Quantum cosmology research since 2009:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (453 found)

Search specialized to research from 2009 onwards relevant to testing quantum cosmology (comparing QC models with observation.)
http://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/s...tecount%28d%29
May involve a 10 - 15 second wait. (71 found as of now.)

Some links kept handy for reference:

Publication, cites, jobs
http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats/topcites/index
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:
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
Strings http://strings2013.sogang.ac.kr
Planck April http://congrexprojects.com/13a11
Planck home http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=planck
Zagreb June http://umbriel.phy.hr/mccqg2/index.p...ific-programme
Trieste April http://www.math.sissa.it/workshop/qu...try-and-matter
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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Feb20-13, 12:29 PM
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Update for LQG publication rate as of 20 Feb (51/365):
For 2013 so far it is 179 annualized from 25 found.

Update on 2013 HEP theory jobs: this may help us 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 on the various departments' "short lists" of candidates is from
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php which does not claim completeness or complete reliability.
In all, 17 institutions are listed as considering hiring for a first-time faculty position, and nearly all of them are now shown as having a "short list".

Brian Batell
Kfir Blum
John Joseph Carrasco
Nathaniel Craig
Yanou Cui
Liam Fitzpatrick
Raphael Flauger
Daniel Green
Monica Guica
Thomas Hartman
Jonathan Heckman
Diego Hofman
Daniel Jafferis
Hans Jockers
Andrey Katz
Christoph Keller
Bastian Kubis
Piyush Kumar
Aleksi Kurkela
Ilarion Melnikov
Alex Mitov
Ethan Neil
Enrico Pajer
Vasily Pestun
Rafael Porto
Josef Pradler
Silviu Pufu
Surjeet Rajendran
Ted Rogers
Tuhin Roy
Josh Ruderman
Jorge Santos
Jessie Shelton
Brooks Thomas
Gonzalo Torroba
Michael Trott
Brock Tweedie
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+Batell%2C+B
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=find+a+Guica%2C+M
http://inspirehep.net/search?<br /> ...n%2C+Thomas%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Heckman%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...2C+Diego+M.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jafferis%2C+D
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jockers%2C+H
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...z%2C+Andrey%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...hristoph+A.%22
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+Mitov%2C+A
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+Pufu%2C+S
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=exact...2C+Jorge+E.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Shelton%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+ea+Thomas%2C+Brooks
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+Tweedie%2C+B
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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Feb28-13, 09:01 PM
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Very little change in the above list.
One addition, over the past 8 days.
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Faulkner%2C+T

Eleven of the invited speakers at Loops 2013 (to be held in July) have been announced:

Ivan Agullo, DAMPT Cambridge (formerly at Pennsylvania State University)

Aurelien Barrau, Universite Joseph Fourier

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

David Skinner, DAMPT Cambridge, IAS

Silke Weinfurtner, DAMPT Cambridge, IAS
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Since we've turned a page, I'll bring forward the 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
Source: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs94-08
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php


http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats...11/annual.html

The former Stanford/SLAC research database Spires let one see which were the 50 HEP papers that had been most highy cited during the past year. 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/forty 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" replaced 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)

No change in the 2013 jobs picture as reported in February (see post #384).
Three more speakers (Ashtekar, Rivasseau, Rovelli) added to the Loops-13 list, for a total now of 14.
Research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year. The 2013 figures as of 15 March (= 74/365) 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 (178 annualized from 36 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 (1217 found)
2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1100 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 (686 annualized from 139 found)

Quantum cosmology research since 2009:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (471 found)

Search specialized to research from 2009 onwards relevant to testing quantum cosmology (comparing QC models with observation.)
http://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/s...tecount%28d%29
May involve a 10 - 15 second wait. (71 found)

The mid-March noon Amazon salesrank averages, for the top five pop-string books:
12 Mar 8816
13 Mar 6405
14 Mar 7569
15 Mar 7644
...

On 15 March the five most popular stringy books were fabric, e-elegant, hidden, grand, e-fabric.

Some links kept handy for reference:

Publication, cites, jobs
http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats/topcites/index
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:
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
Strings http://strings2013.sogang.ac.kr
Planck April http://congrexprojects.com/13a11
Planck home http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=planck
Zagreb June http://umbriel.phy.hr/mccqg2/index.p...ific-programme
Trieste April http://www.math.sissa.it/workshop/qu...try-and-matter
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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Mar18-13, 12:56 PM
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mid-March noon Amazon salesrank averages, for the top five pop-string books:
12 Mar 8816
13 Mar 6405
14 Mar 7569
15 Mar 7644
16 Mar 6496
17 Mar 7011
18 Mar 7833

The average is 7396.

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 
March 2013          7396
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#388
Mar25-13, 03:53 PM
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The organizers of Strings 2013 (Seoul, Korea) just today posted their list of Speakers.
The conference will take place in late June.

Introduction :
J. Schwarz (Caltech)

Overview talks:
N. Arkani-Hamed (Harvard University)
S. Hartnoll (Stanford University)
S. Minwalla (Tata Institute, Mumbai)
R. Myers (Perimeter, Waterloo)
P. Yi (KIAS, Seoul)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
D. Berman (Queen Mary of London)
M. Cvetic (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
M. Douglas (SCGP, Stony Brook)
M. Gaberdiel (ETH Zurich)
D. Gaiotto (Perimeter, Waterloo)
S. Gukov (Caltech)
D. Harlow (Princeton University)
G. Horowitz (UC Santa Barbara)
R. Janik (Jagiellonian University)
S. Kachru (Stanford University)
Seok Kim (Seoul N. University)
I. Klebanov (Princeton Univeristy)
Z. Komargodski (Weizmann Institute)
G. Landsberg (Brown Univeristy)
Sungjay Lee (Chicago University)
A. Linde (Stanford University)
J. Maldacena (IAS, Princeton)
G. Moore (Rutgers University)
D. Morrison (UC, Santa-*Barbara)
H. Ooguri (Caltech/KIPMU, Tokyo)
S. Pasquetti (University of Surrey)
J. Polchinski (KITP, Santa Barbara)
S. Rychkov (CERN/University of PMC)
N. Seiberg (IAS, Princeton)
A. Sen (Harish-Chandra R. Institute)
E. Silverstein (Stanford University)
D. Skinner (Cambridge University/IAS)
A. Strominger (Harvard University)
T. Takayanagi (YITP/KIPMU, Japan)
C. Vafa (Harvard University)
P. Vieira (Perimeter,Waterloo)
E. Witten (IAS, Princeton)
X. Yin (Harvard University)

Conference summary:
J. Harvey (Chicago University)

Outlook/Vision:
D. Gross (KITP, Santa Barbara)
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Speakers and some of the titles, for the series of lectures at the Zakopane summer school:
http://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/2013/speakers.html

Jan AMBJORN (NBI Copenhagen)
Abhay ASHTEKAR (Penn State) Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
Eugenio BIANCHI (Perimeter Inst.)
Damir BUSKULIC (LAPP Annecy)
Renate LOLL (Utrecht Univ.) Simplicial Gravity
Ilya MANDEL (Univ.of Birmingham) LIGO Experiment
Viatcheslav MUKHANOV (LMU Muenchen)
Roger PENROSE (Univ. of Oxford)
Hans RINGSTROM (KTH Stockholm) Cauchy Problem in General Relativity
Ulrich SPERHAKE (Caltech)
Thomas THIEMANN (FAU Erlangen)
David TONG (Univ. of Cambridge) AdS/CMT
Robert M. WALD (Univ. of Chicago) Thermodynamics and Stability of Black Holes
Toby WISEMAN (Imperial College) AdS/CMT
see also the earlier list:
http://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/20...rs&titles.html
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Mar30-13, 11:36 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 30 March (= 89/365) 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 (176 annualized from 43 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 (1217 found)
2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1107 found)
2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1110 found)
2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (855 found)
2013 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (668 annualized from 163 found)

Quantum cosmology research since 2009:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (474 found)
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INSPIRE database has now posted the 2012 top cites.
The former Stanford/SLAC research database Spires let one see which were the 50 HEP papers that had been most highy cited during the past year. Its replacement, the new research database INSPIRE has continued this tradition by posting a TOP FORTY list. We continue recording the number of recent string papers (from preceding five years) making the list.

Number of recent string papers making the top fifty(forty) in the Spires(Inspire) HEP annual topcite list
(some years omitted for brevity)
year           2001   2003   2005   2007   2009   2010   2011   2012  
recent toppers   12     6      2      1      1      0      0      0
Here a paper is counted as recent if it appeared any time in the preceding 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" replaced 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)
2012 http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats...12/annual.html (zero)
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Update on 2013 HEP theory jobs:
Two first-time faculty job offers have been made so far--here are links indicating the research specialties of those invited to join faculty
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...2C+Diego+M.%22

http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AH.B.Yu.1+

Seeing whom they're hiring may help us understand what research interests departments at various universities in Usa and Canada want to invest in. This information on the various departments' "short lists" of candidates is from
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php which does not claim completeness or complete reliability.
In all, 17 institutions are listed as considering hiring for a first-time faculty position, and nearly all of them are now shown as having a "short list".

Brian Batell
Kfir Blum
John Joseph Carrasco
Nathaniel Craig
Yanou Cui
Thomas Faulkner
Liam Fitzpatrick
Raphael Flauger
Daniel Green
Monica Guica
Thomas Hartman
Jonathan Heckman
Diego Hofman
Daniel Jafferis
Hans Jockers
Andrey Katz
Christoph Keller
Bastian Kubis
Piyush Kumar
Aleksi Kurkela
Ilarion Melnikov
Alex Mitov
Ethan Neil
Enrico Pajer
Vasily Pestun
Rafael Porto
Josef Pradler
Silviu Pufu
Surjeet Rajendran
Ted Rogers
Tuhin Roy
Josh Ruderman
Jorge Santos
Jessie Shelton
Brooks Thomas
Gonzalo Torroba
Michael Trott
Brock Tweedie
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+Batell%2C+B
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+Faulkner%2C+T
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+Guica%2C+M
http://inspirehep.net/search?<br /> ...n%2C+Thomas%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Heckman%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...2C+Diego+M.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jafferis%2C+D
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jockers%2C+H
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...z%2C+Andrey%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...hristoph+A.%22
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+Mitov%2C+A
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+Pufu%2C+S
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=exact...2C+Jorge+E.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Shelton%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+ea+Thomas%2C+Brooks
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+Tweedie%2C+B
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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Apr11-13, 10:57 PM
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Update on 2013 HEP theory jobs:
Four first-time faculty job offers have been made so far--here are links indicating the research specialties of those invited to join faculty
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Flauger%2C+R
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...2C+Diego+M.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Shelton%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=author%3AH.B.Yu.1+

Seeing who they're hiring may help us understand what research interests departments at various universities in Usa and Canada want to invest in. This information on the various departments' "short lists" of candidates is from
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php which does not claim completeness or complete reliability.
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Apr13-13, 12:43 AM
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Another offer:
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Diaconescu%2C+D
Short-listed so far:
Brian Batell
Kfir Blum
John Joseph Carrasco
Nathaniel Craig
Yanou Cui
Duiliu Diaconescu
Thomas Faulkner
Liam Fitzpatrick
Raphael Flauger
Daniel Green
Monica Guica
Thomas Hartman
Jonathan Heckman
Diego Hofman
Daniel Jafferis
Hans Jockers
Andrey Katz
Christoph Keller
Bastian Kubis
Piyush Kumar
Aleksi Kurkela
Ilarion Melnikov
Alex Mitov
Ethan Neil
Enrico Pajer
Vasily Pestun
Rafael Porto
Josef Pradler
Silviu Pufu
Surjeet Rajendran
Ted Rogers
Tuhin Roy
Josh Ruderman
Jorge Santos
Jessie Shelton
Brooks Thomas
Gonzalo Torroba
Michael Trott
Brock Tweedie
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+Batell%2C+B
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+Diaconescu%2C+D
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Faulkner%2C+T
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+Guica%2C+M
http://inspirehep.net/search?<br /> ...n%2C+Thomas%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Heckman%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...2C+Diego+M.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jafferis%2C+D
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Jockers%2C+H
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...z%2C+Andrey%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exact...hristoph+A.%22
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+Mitov%2C+A
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+Pufu%2C+S
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=exact...2C+Jorge+E.%22
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+a+Shelton%2C+J
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=find+ea+Thomas%2C+Brooks
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+Tweedie%2C+B
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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Loops 2013 plenary speakers list, so far:

Ivan Agullo, DAMPT Cambridge
Abhay Ashtekar, Pennsylvania State University
Aurelien Barrau, Universite Joseph Fourier
Eugenio Bianchi, Perimeter Institute
Steve Carlip, University of California, Davis
Fay Dowker, Imperial College, London
Henrique de Andrade Gomes, University of California, Davis
Razvan Gurau, Université Paris-Sud
Viqar Husain, University of New Brunswick
Kirill Krasnov, University of Nottingham
Etera Livine, Ens de Lyon
Alejandro Perez, Centre de Physique Theorique
Vincent Rivasseau, Universite Paris-Sud XI Orsay
Carlo Rovelli, Le Centre de Physique Théorique
David Skinner, DAMPT Cambridge, IAS
Bill Unruh, University of British Columbia

http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
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Research posting rates based on the same database search in each consecutive year, 2013 figures annualized for comparison as of 23 April (= 113/365).

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 (171 annualized from 53 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 (1217 found)
2010 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1107 found)
2011 http://inspirebeta.net/search?ln=en&...=10&sc=0&of=hb (1110 found)
2012 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (855 found)
2013 http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=10&sc=0&of=hb (727 annualized from 225 found)

Quantum cosmology research since 2009:
http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&a...=50&sc=0&of=hb (476 found, 23 April)
Search specialized to research from 2009 onwards relevant to testing quantum cosmology (comparing QC models with observation.)
http://www-library.desy.de/cgi-bin/s...tecount%28d%29
May involve a 10 - 15 second wait. (71 found)

Number of recent string papers making the top fifty(forty) in the Spires(Inspire) HEP annual topcite list
(some years omitted for brevity)
year           2001   2003   2005   2007   2009   2010   2011   2012  
recent toppers   12     6      2      1      1      0      0      0
Here a paper is counted as recent if it appeared any time in the preceding 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" replaced 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)
2012 http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats...12/annual.html (zero)

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
Source: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~poppitz/Jobs94-08
http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/rumor/doku.php

Links kept handy for reference:

Publication, cites, jobs
http://inspirehep.net/info/hep/stats/topcites/index
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:
http://pirsa.org/
http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/
Zakopane http://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/2013/speakers.html
Loops http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/loops-13
Warsaw http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=18
Strings http://strings2013.sogang.ac.kr
Planck April http://congrexprojects.com/13a11
Planck home http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=planck
Zagreb June http://umbriel.phy.hr/mccqg2/index.p...ific-programme
Trieste April http://www.math.sissa.it/workshop/qu...try-and-matter
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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