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The Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardThe paper describing the Haploview software package, "Haploview: analysis and visualization of LD and haplotype maps" (Barrett JC, et al., Bioinformatics 21[2]: 263-5, 15 January 2005), has been receiving a great deal of citation attention. At the end of 2006, it was one of the top Hot Papers in Computer Science. in-cites talks with Haploview Team member, David Bender, about the software’s success.
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Dr. Thomas WiegandAccording to a recent analysis of Essential Science IndicatorsSM data, the work of Dr. Thomas Wiegand has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Engineering. Dr. Wiegand’s current record in this field includes 12 highly cited papers with a total of 428 citations. Dr. Wiegand hails from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications – Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchThe Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research has entered into the top 1% of institutions publishing in the field of Geosciences over the past decade. The Institute’s current citation record in this field includes 145 papers cited a total of 2,449 times. We talk with Professor Stefan Rahmstorf about the Institute’s history and citation achievements.
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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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