The following files contain complete, ordered lists of the names of people who submitted papers to the Los Alamos Eprint Archive between 1995 and 1999 (inclusive), in various subject categories, ranked by number of papers, number of collaborators, betweenness (a network measure of centrality), and closeness to other authors. If you click on one of these files you can then use your browser's "find" function to search for your own name, or indeed anyone else's. See if you rank higher than your advisor, your students, your officemate, your exwife, etc.
Within each list names are arranged in descending order of number of papers (or whatever). If several entries tie, they are given in reverse alphabetical order of surname and initials (for obscure reasons which you probably don't want to know about). In the case of average distance, only people who belong to the giant component are listed, otherwise it wouldn't be fair. Of course, this whole thing isn't fair, but I'm making the rules, and this is the way I did it.
number of papers  number of collaborators  betweenness  average distance to others  
Complete archive  archive.pap
 archive.col
 archive.bet
 archive.con

Astrophysics  astroph.pap
 astroph.col
 astroph.bet
 astroph.con

Condensed matter  condmat.pap
 condmat.col
 condmat.bet
 condmat.con

General relativity  grqc.pap
 grqc.col
 grqc.bet
 grqc.con

High energy (lattice)  heplat.pap
 heplat.col
 heplat.bet
 heplat.con

High energy (phenomenology)  hepph.pap
 hepph.col
 hepph.bet
 hepph.con

High energy (theory)  hepth.pap
 hepth.col
 hepth.bet
 hepth.con

Mathematics  math.pap
 math.col
 math.bet
 math.con

Nuclear theory  nuclth.pap
 nuclth.col
 nuclth.bet
 nuclth.con

Quantum physics  quantph.pap
 quantph.col
 quantph.bet
 quantph.con

In addition to these summary tables, the entire networks used in the
analyses are also available. Some of the smaller ones can be found on this page. The
others are larger – some of the files are over 1GB – so I can't
put them on this page. If you'd like to get hold of these data, please
contact me, mejn@umich.edu
, and we'll
work something out.
A short article on this work is featured on the
cover of the
January 16, 2001
edition of the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences.
The New Scientist,
Nature, and
Independent
articles about this work can be found
here,
here, and
here.
Last modified: July 22, 2006
Mark Newman