[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The broad coverage of the search for the Higgs boson in the mainstream media
is a relative novelty for high energy physics (HEP) research, whose
achievements have traditionally been limited to scholarly literature. This
paper illustrates the results of a scientometric analysis of HEP computing in
scientific literature, institutional media and the press, and a comparative
overview of similar metrics concerning representative particle physics
measurements. The picture emerging from these scientometric data documents the
scientific impact and social perception of HEP computing. The results of this
analysis suggest that improved communication of the scientific and social role
of HEP computing would be beneficial to the high energy physics community.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Several physics methods for the simulation of the photoelectric effect are
quantitatively evaluated with respect to a large collection of experimental
data retrieved from the literature. They include theoretical and empirical
calculations of total and partial cross sections, and calculations of the
photoelectron angular distribution. Some of these models are currently
implemented in general purpose Monte Carlo systems; some have been implemented
and evaluated for possible use in Monte Carlo particle transport for the first
time in this study.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: An overview of the evolution of computing-oriented publications in high
energy physics following the start of operation of LHC. Quantitative analyses
are illustrated, which document the production of scholarly papers on
computing-related topics by high energy physics experiments and core tools
projects, and the citations they receive. Several scientometric indicators are
analyzed to characterize the role of computing in high energy physics
literature. Distinctive features of software-oriented and hardware-oriented
scholarly publications are highlighted. Current patterns and trends are
compared to the situation in previous generations' experiments.
Journal of Physics Conference Series 09/2012; 396(6).
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A scientometric analysis of Monte Carlo simulation and Monte Carlo codes has been performed over a set of representative scholarly journals related to radiation physics. The results of this study are reported and discussed. They document and quantitatively appraise the role of Monte Carlo methods and codes in scientific research and engineering applications. Comment: 5 pages, to appear in proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo 2010 (SNA + MC2010)
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A scientometric analysis has been performed on selected physics journals to estimate the presence of simulation and modeling in physics literature in the past fifty years. Correlations between the observed trends and several social and economical factors have been evaluated.
Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2010 IEEE; 12/2010
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The Geant4 reference paper published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods A in 2003 has become the most cited publication in the whole Nuclear Science and Technology category of Thomson-Reuter's Journal Citation Reports. It is currently the second most cited article among the publications authored by two major research institutes, CERN and INFN. An overview of Geant4 presence (and absence) in scholarly literature is presented; the patterns of Geant4 citations are quantitatively examined and discussed.
Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2009 IEEE; 12/2009
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A set of patterns related to the impact factor of technological journals has been analyzed, with emphasis on radiation instrumentation and medical physics publications. Attention was devoted in particular to two IEEE journals, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, representative of these categories. The results are compared to a similar survey of particle physics journals. The weight of citations coming from inside the same subject area has been evaluated with respect to the amount of citations deriving from publications in external domains. A preliminary analysis hints to a significant degree of correlation between a high impact factor of some journals and a large fraction of citations originating from the same field. The results highlight the cross-disciplinary role of technological journals.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: An analysis of publications related to high energy physics computing in refereed journals is presented. The distribution of papers associated to various fields of computing relevant to high energy physics is critically analyzed. The relative publication rate of software papers is evaluated in comparison to other closely related physics disciplines, such as nuclear physics, radiation protection and medical physics, and to hardware publications. The results hint to the fact that, in spite of the significant effort invested in high energy physics computing and its fundamental role in the experiments, this research area is underrepresented in scientific literature; nevertheless the analysis of citations highlights the significant impact of software publications in experimental research.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 05/2008; · 1.22 Impact Factor