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in-cites talks with Drs. Jairton Dupont and John Spencer about their work on palladacycles. According to Essential Science Indicators, two of their papers on this topic are Highly Cited Papers in the field of Chemistry with a combined citation count of 328. Dr. Dupont is Professor of Chemistry at the Instituto de Química – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS in Brazil. Dr. Spencer wrote these articles whilst in industry at the Thrombosis Research Institute and at the James Black Foundation, and has recently joined the University of Greenwich.»
The Top 20Most-Cited Journals in Social Sciences, as of the most recent bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations from Thomson Scientific-indexed journals in the field of Social Sciences—those journals, which,  between January 1, 1997 and August 31, 2007.»
SwitzerlandRankings for Switzerland among the 146 top-performing countries in all fields.»
Dr. X.J. MengAccording to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators data, the work of Dr.  X.J. Meng has entered the top 1% by total citations in the field of Microbiology, with 31 original articles and review papers published in the past decade cited a total of 896 times to date. Dr. Meng is also in the top 1% of researchers in the field of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Meng is Professor of Molecular Virology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. In this interview, he talks about his highly cited research.»
The University of Nottingham has entered the top 1% of institutions in the field of Mathematics. Nottingham’s current record in this field includes 422 papers cited a total of 1,500 times to date. In this interview, the Head of Nottingham’s School of Mathematical Sciences talks about the university’s work in this field.»
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The focus of ESI Special Topics this month is Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches, including a corresponding research front map, and an interview with Jean Schoenen.

Other interviews for previously featured topics are Mats Fahlman & William Salaneck; Organic Thin Film Transistors, David Lewis; Schizophrenia, and Jinde Cao; Artificial Neural Networks.

Kellar Autumn answers a few questions about his Fast Moving Front paper, (and accompanying Research Front Map), "Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae," INT J NUMER METHOD ENG, PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA, 99 (19): 12252-12256 SEP 17 2002. The author has also sent along several images of his work.
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