A few people at the Max Planck Society have put together an interactive visualizer of research paper quality called Excellence Mapping
(Requires you to email a bot for a password). It shows the number of papers published at each institution in a given field, as well as the percentage of those papers in the top 10% of papers cited in that field.
Some potentially surprising results come up, as noted by the Physics ArXiV blog
“In physics and astronomy, for example, two of the top three institutions in physics and astronomy are Spanish: the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona and ICREA (Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats) also in Barcelona. Ranked 8th, above Harvard and MIT, is Partners Healthcare System, a non-profit healthcare organisation based in Boston that funds research, mostly in the life sciences.”
The creators of the tool also published a paper on the ArXiV
about their techniques.
posted by Maecenas
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Browsing at my local library, I just came across a display of the winners
of this year's Canadian Awards for Excellence in Book Design
I was blown away by the design and content of The Gryphons of Paris
, a limited edition collection of black-and-white photos of surpassing beauty. This led me to the web page of the photographer, Ronald Hurwitz
, his city vignettes and remarkable portraits. A good reminder that not everything
of value can be found on the internet.
posted by louigi
on Aug 3, 2004 -