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Monday, June 20, 2005
  1:14 PM — Literature Review
A pair of physicsts at the Max Planck Institute (a top physics research lab) in Germany have studied citations in physics papers. Most commonly authors reference papers three years older than their own, but the "half-life" of citations is around 10 years. Einstein is THE most cited physics author of all time, and his three most cited papers all have to do with Brownian motion (for which he won his Nobel Prize), and not relativity (E=mc2, for which he's famous with the public), nor the photoelectric effect (without which we'd have neither TVs nor digital cameras).

(Link found via APOD.)

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