Almost 9000 authors on this paper

In summary, the conversation discusses the coordination of thousands of authors for a paper on the use of the LHC at a Physics convention. There is also a debate on the contribution of the authors and the length of the list of authors. The conversation ends with a humorous comment on the length of the list and the possibility of having separate lists for contributors and authors.
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Flash mob at a Physics convention?
 
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Fun fact: There are about 10 000 words in the paper, so around 1 word per author. That is not counting the list of authors at the end: It is just as long as the paper itself so then we have 2 words per author!
 
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I assume the problem is it uses the lhc, which means anyone who contributed to running it becomes an author.
 
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A. Where did you get that number? It should eb 3000-4000.
B. Which author or authors do you think did not contribute?
 
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Vanadium 50 said:
Which author or authors do you think did not contribute?
Francesco Costanza. If he's anything like his brother George he's just coasting on the work of others.
 
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Office_Shredder said:
Francesco Costanza. If he's anything like his brother George he's just coasting on the work of others.
Brian Cox is missing
 
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Which surname - Aad or Zwalinski - would be better for a physics career?
 
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Office_Shredder said:
anyone who contributed to running it becomes an author.
Maybe time to have a list of contributors and a list of authors o_O
Thousands of authors... Nice piece of phone directory, I guess :book:

Ps.: well, that's actually not exactly a joke... Sometimes what you need is just a list of names possibly working in a specific field of study. But thousands of names - ugh :doh:
 
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Unfortunately the paper is not peer-reviewed - they were all listed as co-authors except that one guy nobody likes who got left out and he is too pissed to read the paper
 
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1. Who are the 9000 authors listed on this paper?

The 9000 authors listed on this paper are a group of scientists, researchers, and experts who have collaborated and contributed to the research and findings presented in the paper.

2. Why are there so many authors on this paper?

Having a large number of authors on a paper is not uncommon in scientific research. It is often a result of collaborations between multiple research groups or institutions, each contributing their expertise to the study.

3. How were the authors chosen for this paper?

The authors on a paper are typically chosen based on their contributions to the research project. This can include data collection, analysis, writing, and overall expertise in the subject matter.

4. Is it common for a paper to have this many authors?

The number of authors on a paper can vary greatly depending on the research project and collaborations involved. While it may seem like a large number, it is not uncommon for papers to have a significant number of authors.

5. What is the significance of listing all the authors on a paper?

Listing all the authors on a paper is important for giving credit and recognition to everyone who has contributed to the research. It also allows for transparency and accountability in scientific research.

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