Professor Abdon Atangana from the University of the Free State is the second-best mathematician in the world, according to Stanford University’s list of the top 2% of world-class researchers.
Originally from Cameroon, Professor Atangana is ranked 188th overall in the fields of science, technology and engineering.
Stanford University has made a list of the top 2% of world-class researchers. The list is based on how many times the researcher’s work has been cited over the course of their careers. The list was released in September and features 195 605 researchers.
They have created a public database of highly cited scientists that provides standardised data on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to publications in various authorship positions, and a composite indicator (c-score).
The data for the impact over a lifetime and the data for the impact in a single year are shown separately.
According to the list, the world’s second-ranked general mathematician is Professor Abdon Atangana, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Institute for Groundwater Studies at UFS.
He was ranked 188th in all of science, technology and engineering.
His rank of 188 in all of science, technology and engineering is important because it shows that his work has had an impact beyond the field of mathematics.
The University of the Free State has 26 researchers on Stanford’s list in addition to Professor Atangana.
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