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August 17, 2018

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TOPIC: SciMeter: A New Way to Search ArXiv [refresh]
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Blogger Sabine Hossenfelder wrote on Jul. 16, 2018 @ 13:00 GMT
I have a bad memory for names. But it’s not equally bad for all names. I recall Germanic and Anglo-saxon names more readily than Indian or Chinese names. I recall short names better than long names. I recall common names better than uncommon ones. So, when I organize a conference, how do I avoid a bias for people whose names my brain happens to have stored?

I used to ask my colleagues, and scan participant lists of similar conferences, and browse papers on the conference topics. But often I wished there was a way to just bring up a list of all physicists who worked on a topic or a combination of topics. This, so I thought, wouldn’t only be useful to organize a conference, it would also help journalists who search for an expert’s comment, or editors who search for reviewers.

And – drums please! –  you can now do such a search on our just-launched website SciMeter. Just enter one or several topics, hit submit, and you get a name of everyone whose arXiv papers have focused on the topics you look for.

Wait, that’s not all. On our website you can also create a keyword cloud from your arXiv papers, you can learn how broadly distributed your research topics are (over all arXiv topics), and you can search for authors with similar research interests. For example, here is the keyword cloud for Brian Greene:

This website was made possible by a mini-grant from FQXi. Frontend and backend became reality thanks to my collaborators Tobias Mistele and Tom Price.

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peter cameron wrote on Jul. 17, 2018 @ 11:08 GMT
screensnap of the SciMeter thread on Sabine's blog. Point is that it is potentially useful to take a peek in vixra as well, and with arxiv app written the easiest next app would be vixra. There's treasure everywhere, to quote Calvin and Hobbes.

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Jul. 19, 2018 @ 14:43 GMT
The sad fact is that no physicist has ever studied actual visible physical reality. Had they did so, they could have easily established that all matter, be it solid, liquid, or vaporous, has a real visible surface. The earth had a real visible surface for millions of years BEFORE Newton, Einstein, Hawking, and Witten appeared on that surface and began publishing their senseless guesswork about an unnatural invisible void; unnatural invisible gravity; unnatural invisible quantum particles that could be in multiple invisible places at the same moment of time; invisible finite black holes, or invisible finite strings.

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