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Vietnamese researchers chosen as world’s most influential scientific minds

Three Vietnamese academics have recently been named on the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014” list by American multinational media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Vietnamese researchers chosen as world's most influential scientific minds
Vietnamese researchers chosen as world’s most influential scientific minds

They are Professor Dam Thanh Son, who teaches physics at the University of Chicago in the United States; Professor Nguyen Son Binh, lecturing at Northwestern University’s Chemistry Faculty in the U.S.; and Associate Professor Nguyen Xuan Hung, who teaches at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Science under the Vietnam National University – HCMC.

The list includes 3,200 scientists whose works in 21 fields have been cited most since 2002.

“These highly cited researchers were determined by analyzing at citation data over the last 11 years to identify those who published the highest impact work (2002-2012 and 2012-2013). These individuals are influencing the future direction of their fields, and of the world,” Thomson Reuters introduced its list.

“In addition to being highly cited over the last decade, these individuals have produced recent work, within the last two years, that’s made a notable impact on their peers. They are the authors of multiple hot papers, the publishers of research and experiments that fellow scientists find groundbreaking and influential,” it added.