The World of Physics

Israeli researchers navigate the natural science of matter

Illustrations by: Wenting Li
September 06, 2022 By the Azrieli Fellows Program
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Physicists at Israeli universities produce some of the best research in the world, and their papers are cited very frequently. Overall, between 1996 and 2021, Israeli physicists published 69,787 papers. On average, each of these papers was cited 26.66 times. That puts Israel in 7th place in citations per document among the 35 countries that published the most physics papers in this span, according to data from the Scimago ranking website. Here, we break down contemporary pure physics research, both experimental and theoretical, into its four main branches.

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