History and Philosophy of Physics

1910 Submissions

[2] viXra:1910.0624 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-30 09:10:49

Gender Issues in Fundamental Physics: a Bibliometric Analysis

Authors: Alessandro Strumia
Comments: 45 Pages. Accepted for publication on the refereed journal Quantitative Science Studies. Cannot appear on arXiv.

We analyse bibliometric data about fundamental physics world-wide from 1970 to now extracting quantitative data about gender issues. We do not find significant gender differences in hiring rates, hiring timing, career gaps and slowdowns, abandonment rates, citation and self-citation patterns. Furthermore, various bibliometric indicators (number of fractionally-counted papers, citations, etc) exhibit a productivity gap at hiring moments, at career level, and without integrating over careers. The gap persists after accounting for confounding factors and manifests as an increasing fraction of male authors going from average to top authors in terms of bibliometric indices, with a quantitative shape that can be fitted by higher male variability.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1910.0170 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-11 08:52:17

The Einstein Posthumous Phrase

Authors: Vladimir Leonov
Comments: 12 Pages, 2 Figures.

‘However, at the moment nobody knows how to find the basis of this theory’ is the final phase in the final scientific study of the greatest physicist of the 20th century Albert Einstein published at the year of his death (he died April 18, 1955). The article ‘Relativistic theory of the asymmetric field’ is barely cited by the physicist because in it Einstein practically rejected all the scientific knowledge to which he devoted his life and proposes to start everything anew.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics