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Richards Recognized as "Highly Cited Researcher 2014"

July 7, 2014

Gordon Richards, associate professor of Physics, CoAS, has been recognized as a "Highly Cited Researcher 2014" by Thomson-Reuters. According to ScienceWatch, “spotlighting some of the standout researchers of the last decade, Thomson Reuters has launched Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science.” Highly Cited Researchers 2014, as described by Thomson-Reuters, represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicatorsâ„  as Highly Cited Papers— ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Richards, who oversees the Joseph R. Lynch Observatory atop Drexel’s Main Building, is an expert in the identification of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGNs) through modern statistical methods using imaging data (pictures) from large astronomical sky surveys, particularly the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project. Richards was one of 23 physicists --three in astrophysics-- selected for the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan research fellowships in 2007 and in 2013 was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship for sabbatical research at the Max Planck Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg, Germany.

To view the full list of the 2014 Highly Cited Researches, visit the official website by clicking here: