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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2009

April 2009

ScienceWatch.com from Clarivate Analytics takes you behind the scenes of highly cited research in these interviews, essays, and rankings featuring researchers in a variety of fields. Author commentaries come from all areas of ScienceWatch.com. There are also interviews with authors featured within every Special Topic and corresponding Research Front Map. In addition, there are comments from authors who have papers featured in Emerging Research Fronts, Fast-Moving Fronts, New Hot Papers, Fast-Breaking Papers, Current Classics, and Top Topics. Search for an author by year, month, or alphabetically.

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Michael Barnett This is a Podcast InterviewApril 2009
Michael Barnett; "Senior physicist and educator Michael Barnett is Head of the Particle Data Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. Here he discussed the "Review of Particle Physics," biennially published book outlining the critical issues in physics that help to shape our..."
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Roland Brosch April 2009
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work. Roland Brosch; "Tuberculosis has had a huge impact on human history, and continues to claim millions of lives at the beginning of this 21st century. The emergence and spread of multi- or extensively drug resistant (MDR, XDR) strains of M. tuberculosis represent an additional threat..."
Special Topic of Tuberculosis
            
Evans The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
Joseph L. Evans; "Our paper offers a concise, complete, synthesis of large body of work authored by many of the leading experts in the field. The paper presents a unifying hypothesis that ties together data from several diverse areas. Both the early and late stages of type 2 diabetes are worsened and most likely caused by..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2009
            
Gibson April 2009
Daniel G. Gibson; "This paper demonstrates, for the first time, the construction of a synthetic bacterial genome, a critical step in our ambition to create a synthetic cell. The only completely synthetic genomes reported, prior to this work, have been from viruses; the 5.4 kb phiX genome, and the 7.5 kb poliovirus genome..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Hauser April 2009
John R. Hauser, Gerhard J. Tellis, & Abbie Griffin; "The paper synthesizes research on innovation from the perspective of marketing science. The synthesis identifies unsolved problems and recommends areas of productive inquiry..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Holtz April 2009
Joachim Holtz; "It introduces novel solutions to a topic of current research, and combines this with an in-depth, state-of-the-art analysis. I know from many inquiries that the subject is of interest both to industries and academic researchers..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2009
            
Iglesias-Rodriguez The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
M. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez; "...recent debate about the long-term fate of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the oceans and its effect: ocean acidification, has prompted questions about how marine organisms, particularly those that calcify, will adapt to these changes. While most studies..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Juric The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
Mario Juric; "This paper is a the first in a series that describes our findings about the structure of our galaxy, the Milky Way, as seen by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). It describes the measurements of Galactic structural parameters (in essence, how the stars are distributed in our Galaxy) from..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Kumacheva April 2009
Eugenia Kumacheva & Zhihong Nie; "Patterned polymer surfaces have an extremely broad range of applications. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in the area of surface patterning of functional polymers. It also offers a critical comparison of existing patterning methods..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Opricovic April 2009
Serafim Opricovic & Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng; "The new VIKOR method for conflict resolution determines a compromise solution, providing a maximum "group utility" for the "majority" and a minimum of individual regret from the "opponent." Compromise is a democratic methodology..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2009
            
Ozin The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
Geoffrey Alan Ozin; "Our work paved the way for other researchers to reliably prepare high-quality colloidal crystal films for various applications in diverse research areas. We have demonstrated major advances in preparation of colloidal crystal films in two important directions: quality of microspheres..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2009
            
Jonathon Phillips April 2009
Jonathon Phillips; "One major advance in face recognition has been the development of graphics techniques for manipulating images of faces. These techniques include morphable models that allow a non-frontal image of a face to be transformed to a frontal image. A second area of progress is automatic..."
Special Topic of Face Recognition
            
Prins April 2009
Gail Prins; "The major obstacle over the years has been convincing people that events during development could have an impact on prostate health over a lifetime. In particular, people have been skeptical that estrogen, a "female" steroid, could have an effect on the male prostate gland..."
Special Topic of Epigenetics
            
Rousset April 2009
François Rousset; "it describes the successor of the software Genepop, already widely used in several branches of genetics. Part of Genepop's success derives from its well-established methods, thoroughly tested algorithms, and its convenient input file format which has been endorsed by several other softwares..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Smith April 2009
David M. Smith; "The new things we discovered about terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) were 1) the extremely high energies to which electrons are accelerated (over 20 MeV, or nearly a thousand times higher in energy than the x-rays used for medical imaging) and 2) the frequency with which they occur..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2009
            
Stevic April 2009
Stevo Stevic; "Working on Bloch-type spaces I have realized that sometimes it is useful to use the norm on the space by taking radial derivatives, but in some other cases to use the norm containing the gradient of the functions in the space (as in my paper). In calculating operator norms..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Nir Tessler April 2009
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work. Nir Tessler; "In our group we have been working on extending the functionality of polymer-based devices from the visible to the NIR part of the spectrum by adding nanocrystals to the semiconducting polymer matrix. One of the obstacles was that the energy level alignment between conjugated polymers...."
Featured Scientist Interview
            
Thelander April 2009
Claes Thelander; "The paper demonstrates that vertical nanowires can be a promising alternative for future transistors. The transistor itself is based on a relatively uncommon and expensive material (InAs). However, research by our group and others has recently shown that nanowires of this material can be grown..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Wanner April 2009
Barry Wanner & Kirill Datsenko; "...one of the key ways in which we do our work is basically to break a pathway—break something in a cell—and see what’s broken and how that affects the physiology or growth of the cell. This method was a way to target particular genes for interruption. Thirty years ago, when I started..."
Featured Paper Interview
            
Wolf The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
Emil Wolf; "The discovery reported in the paper provides a synthesis of two branches of optics, known as the theory of coherence and the theory of polarization of light. Until the publication of my paper, these two subjects had always been treated independently of each other. Prior to the invention of the laser, almost 50 years ago..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2009
            
Wood The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
Jeff Wood; "...is a review paper and gives an overview of published work on fatty acid composition. The fatty acid composition of meat is a major factor in nutritional value as well as in the quality (taste and keeping quality) of meat. Ways to change fatty acid composition, improving nutritional value..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Yamanaka The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2009
Koji Yamanaka & Don W. Cleveland; "Glial cells have long been regarded as a supporting player of neurodegenerative diseases, which are characterized by a progressive, selective death of a certain group of neurons. However, our research identified a specific glial cell type, the astrocyte..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009
            
Yoo April 2009
Taesang Yoo; "Our paper has both theoretical and practical significance. In communications and information theory community, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems and multiuser diversity have been among major research topics that have drawn lots of attention and been extensively developed..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2009

(Additional interviews/commentaries may be added during April 2009.)

      



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